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Earlier in 2020 Filey Town Council made £100,000 available in grants for sport and leisure organisations based in the town. After a large number of applications were shifted, the council announced the awarding of the first four grants. Totalling £55,093 the grants were went to: Filey Playing Fields Association; the Parish Centre at St. John’s Church; Active Filey; and […]

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Artist Lindsey Tyson’s latest works have taken their inspiration from the often harsh climate of the North Sea. Entitled ‘Shipping Forecast’, the abstract works will make their public debut at Filey’s Seagull Gallery. Working from her studio at Woodend in Scarborough, Lindsey is inspired and driven by a love of nature and the inherent essence of her surroundings. Originally a weave […]

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RNLI Filey volunteer Stephanie Luxton is cycling between Filey and Hunmanby 100 times to raise money for Filey’s Lifeboat Station. Stephanie will complete just under 500 miles in her marathon fund-raising effort, cycling sometimes twice a day to meet the target. The money raised will be used to kit out a crew member, each kit […]

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Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark
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Whilst Filey was a regular haunt of royalty, and the nobility, in the years before the First World War, the revolution in international travel, particularly in the inter-war period, took many of Filey’s former visitors to more distant destinations. Probably one of the last royal holidaymakers to Filey was Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark, […]

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After a successful, and safe, return in August, the Filey Food Festival is being hosted in the Crescent Gardens on the weekend of Saturday 10th October and Sunday 11th October. 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 ensure […]

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Remember during lockdown when people happily cycled around the town’s streets? Kids played in safety. Imagine Filey town centre with wider pavements, more seating and less traffic? A national initiative, the ’20 minute neighbourhood’, might well allow us to realise that dream. When one of Britain’s first “20-minute neighbourhoods” began operating five years ago, protesters carried […]

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Despite appalling weather the 241st anniversary of the Battle of Flamborough Head was marked by a short ceremony in the garden of the White Lodge Hotel. At 7pm a rocket was fired to mark the opening shots of the battle and to remember the four hundred sailors who died when an American-French force attempted to intercept a […]

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At 7pm on Wednesday 23 September a small ceremony will take place in the garden of the White Lodge Hotel to make the 241st anniversary of the Battle of Flamborough Head. The Serapis flag will be formally raised on the hotel’s flagpole, a rocket fired to make the beginning of the battle, a brief overview […]

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As if this strangest of summers could not get any more bizarre. With Filey groaning beneath almost unprecedented visitor numbers, the crowds flocking to the coast are now causing disruption to wildlife. Incredibly, this includes the taking of ‘seal selfies’ and instances of flying drones over basking seals. These kind of disturbances can lead to mothers abandoning their pups after people […]

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As this busiest of summers shows little sign of slowing down, the pressure on our beaches has been tremendous. Whilst the vast majority of visitors leave little more than footprints, unfortunately a persistent minority continue to leave litter on the beach. Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, founded in 1946, is a charity dedicated to conserving, protecting and […]

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