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In 2021 the British conservationist and naturalist Stewart McPherson is set to retrace the route of Charles Darwin’s famous voyage of discovery. It will be a global expedition that will seek to inspire a new generation of scientists and conservationists. The Darwin200 tall ship will undertake a two year voyage around the world, the ship will stop in every […]

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Another accolade comes Filey’s way, as the beach has been listed in The Guardian’s 10 of Britain’s best wild beach walks. It comes hard on the heels of Hunmanby Gap being named in The Times top ten beaches in 2020. Once again the wide open spaces are highlighted as being ideal in this post-Covid world. Although […]

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After a miserable summer of cancelled events, we are overjoyed to welcome the Filey Food Festival back to the Crescent Gardens this weekend; Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 August. There will be thirty-five stalls with products from around the world, including some of Yorkshire’s finest producers. Chris Elley and his team have pulled out all the stops to […]

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For five years they have been helping keep the rubbish at bay. Five years of picking up fag ends, portable BBQs, beer cans, plastic toys, used nappies and anything else the public can leave on the streets and beach. The volunteer group Keep Filey Tidy began their ceaseless work in August 2015. Since then  their […]

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The winner of the annual Times newspaper beach of the year competition has been revealed. The best beach in Britain 2020, was Runswick Bay, near Whitby. The Times then names the best fifty beach in Britain and Hunmanby Gap appears on the list, with the Gap Cafe receiving a special mention. Hunmanby Gap was described as a […]

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Just after 6pm last night the Filey inshore lifeboat was launched following reports of a large basking shark becoming stranded in shallow waters near Primrose Valley. The lifeboat crew joined personnel from the Coastguard, British Divers Marine Life Rescue, RSPCA and Scarborough Sea Life Centre in an effort to get the fourteen and a half foot basking […]

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One of the oldest pubs in Filey, The Grapes, has closed its doors for the last time. The Queen Street pub has been sold by Admiral Taverns as an unlicensed premise and it is expected that it will be converted to holiday flats. Former landlord Nick Herrington, who ran the pub for five and a half […]

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Fire damaged USS Bonhomme Richard
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After four days, the fire aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard has finally been extinguished. Forty sailors and twenty-three civilians were injured in the fire that broke out on 12 July. As the United States Navy launches an investigation into the cause of the blaze, it is unclear whether the amphibious assault ship can survive the damage. The […]

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Sad news that the lovely Filey Museum will not be reopening this year due to the ongoing issues caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The museum was set to open this spring, but lockdown meant that the grade II listed building had to remain closed. It was hoped to be able to open during the summer […]

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USS Bonhomme Richard on fire
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The name the Bonhomme Richard is well-known in Filey. In 1779 the American War of Independence arrived in Filey Bay, when the USS Bonhomme Richard, captained by John Paul Jones, fought the Royal Navy in a battle that is viewed as the birth of the United States Navy. A ship named the USS Bonhomme Richard serves in […]

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