Bonhomme Richard
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In the summer months the wide sandy expanse of Filey Bay is a magnet for holidaymakers. However, the vast majority of those splashing in the water and building sand castles are blissfully unaware that the bay was the location of one of the most famous sea fights in history, the 1779 Battle of Flamborough Head. […]

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As the Covid pandemic once again impacts on travel, Northern Rail have announced a revised timetable for the Yorkshire Coast Line between Scarborough and Hull. The temporary timetable will commence on Monday 18 January and will run until further notice. Whilst the start and end of the day remains the same, to facilitate travel of […]

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In the bleak midwinter as Gustav Holst might have said. All the shops have been closed down, as the Specials might have said. Long lines patiently await vaccinations at Filey Surgery, shoot it up, as Sigue Sigue Sputnik might have said. Lockdown Three is clearly taking its toll on your Filey correspondents. However, closed the […]

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He was the first English king to die a Christian martyr, a romantic hero, the exiled prince who won and lost his kingdom in battle and proclaimed a saint. His name is hidden in plain sight among the hills and dales of northern England. He was St Oswald, in honour of whom Filey’s twelfth century […]

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She’s done it! Stephanie Luxton completed her one hundredth round trip by bike between Filey’s Coble Landing and Hunmanby Gap this morning. Her daily five mile round trips commenced on 16th September and every day since she has become a familiar sight, often battling against a headwind along the beach. In total Stephanie has cycled 450 miles, taking seventy-three hours to […]

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The dramatic of bombardment of Scarborough by German battlecruisers on 16 December 1914 is one of the iconic moments of the Great War. In its immediate wake, posters implored potential recruits to ‘Remember Scarborough’. Over a century on the bombardment lingers in our cultural memory. It is therefore understandable that an operation that was an […]

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Visit St. Mary’s Church at Sledmere and you will find a stained glass depiction of King Edwin of Northumbria. The King, now raised to sainthood, is clutching a broad sword, but it is the large stone church he is cradling that is the focus of attention. Edwin’s legacy is not only the Archbishopric of York, it […]

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The Filey Literature Festival has worked with poet Robin Needham, to produce a Filey anthology, The Salt of the Yorkshire Earth. The idea came about following his work popping up on social media. Ode to the Filey Lifeboat Heroes (first two verses) The Filey Lifeboat Heroes Are a sure and steady crew, In time of […]

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The pubs are open, well some of them, so we thought we would bring you a substantial meal deal guide to Filey. Where can you eat? What can you eat? Will you get chased out as soon as you eat the last crumb? Will the police shine a bright light in your eyes and ask for […]

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Filey's Fishtive Tree lit after dark
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The Filey Fishtive tree has been lit, but sadly in line with the times, there was little or no ceremony. However, it is still quite a sight, made as it is from lobster pots, dressed with fishy bunting and topped by a golden salmon. Although it is only the fourth year that the tree has appeared on […]

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