Light over Filey Bay
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Here’s wishing all of our readers, near and far, a very merry Christmas and happy New Year. No snow this year. Not even much frost. But the bay is looking’s beautiful as ever. For those missing the seasonal weather. Here is a festive image from years gone by!

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Ullapool Creel tree
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The inspiration for Filey’s ‘Fishtive’ Tree came when a Filey resident saw the Creel Tree at Ullapool on the west coast of Scotland. Made from 340 prawn creels, the tree is nearly thirty feet high. It was first erected in 2016 and it has gone on to become the focal point of the town’s Winter Festival […]

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Filey Fishtive Tree
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As we approach the shortest day of the year, it’s the perfect time to visit the Coble Landing to see the Fishtive Tree lit up. It is constructed from lobster and crab pots by local fishermen. The tree is topped by a golden Salmon. Now into its third year the ‘fishtive’ tree is a much loved part of […]

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On Friday 22 May 2020, the Filey Literature Festival opens with a poetry dinner at Tommy’s on Hope Street. The event, that commences at 5.30pm, features three poets and a cow pie! The poets come from the Scarborough based publishers Valley Press. Established in 2008, Valley Press has in their stable local authors from Scarborough, York […]

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Vintage fairground ride
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The popular visitor attraction, the Scarborough Fair Collection and Vintage Transport Museum, based at the Flower of May holiday park at Lebberston, is applying for permission to extend one of its main exhibition buildings in order to further grow its collection. The extension will house art and artefacts owned by Scarborough Council. The Scarborough Fair Collection […]

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Poster showing times of Santa special train
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The annual Yorkshire Coast Community Rail Partnership Santa train is running this Saturday (14 December). Santa and his helpers will be on board the 10:30 Hull to Scarborough train and the 12:20 Scarborough to Hull train. All children on board will get free sweets and there will be mince pies for the adults. The trains are […]

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Christmas tree on Coble Landing, Filey
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Filey’s Fishtive Tree was lit on Saturday in front of a packed Coble Landing. The tree, made from lobster pots, is now into its third year. It has become something of an institution and indeed Christmas at Filey without it would now be unthinkable. The tree nestles among the boats of the Coble Landing and is built […]

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Houses on The Crescent at Filey with flowers in their gardens
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Standing over looking the vast sweep of Filey Bay, The Crescent exudes a dignified air. The white painted blocks gently curve southward, mirroring the bay and setting the social tone of the town for one hundred and eighty years. The Crescent is quite simply one of the British coastlines greatest streets and one with a […]

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Reighton Sands
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Yorkshire Water has announced that the water quality at Reighton has achieved the ‘excellent’ rating, meaning that the beach can now apply for the coveted blue flag award. The water quality moved from ‘good’ to ‘excellent’. Several other Yorkshire beaches were also promoted to the excellent category, including Scarborough North Bay, Hornsea and Robin Hood’s […]

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Amanda Owen, with horse
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Tickets for Amanda Owen’s talk at Filey Literature Festival have sold out! The appearance of the Yorkshire Shepherdess has captured the imagination of Filey people and tickets were flying out of the door of Mrs Bishop’s Doggie Deli. The tickets for the Friday night headliner, Ian McMillan and Luke Carver Goss, are selling well. They are […]

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