The Crescent, Filey
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Last weekend’s Yorkshire Post reported that coastal estate agents were experiencing a surge in interest from Britain’s new army of home workers. As companies, and workers, readjust in the wake of the Covid pandemic, many employers are looking to downsize from expensive city centre office blocks, while the employees enjoyed the flexibility offered by home […]

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Our good friends at the Filey Bay Initiative have produced many leaflets on a huge range of subjects. Their latest focuses on Filey’s shops. As the leaflet notes, the shopping streets have moved from the former fishing quarter at Queen Street, to their present location as the town expanded during the Victorian era. We are […]

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The White Lodge Hotel, Filey wishes to appoint a number of quality staff to maintain our position as one the Yorkshire coast’s finest hotels. We have a number of opportunities to permanently join our front of house team in both our restaurant and bar. These are not seasonal appointments and will suit hardworking conscientious individuals […]

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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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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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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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Filey War Memorial
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As we flick page through the pages of history, it is tempting to ascribe certain years as the end of one chapter and, therefore, the beginning of another. There is no more alluring target than the year 1914. Philip Larkin lamented that there would ‘never such innocence again’ in his poem MCMXIV. It has a […]

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Star pub, Filey
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If there was a top ten of things that people have missed during the pandemic, going to the pub would doubtless score highly. At its best the pub is a communal hub, a refuge, a comforting home-from-home. It’s something that a thousand zoom calls, or tins from the supermarket, can never replicate. There’s a reason […]

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