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A recent survey by Yorkshire-based marketing agency Savvy showed that 25% of shoppers expected to shop locally in the wake of the covid pandemic. Catherine Shuttleworth of Savvy told Saturday’s Yorkshire Post that nearly 1,000 shops had closed in the county, with large towns and city centres feeling the brunt. Britain, once decried by Napoleon as […]

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Viscount Portman
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We’ve previously pondered who was Filey’s most famous visitor during its heyday as a high-class resort. But, who was the wealthiest visitor? It’s probably an impossible task, especially given that Britain during the nineteenth century was the world’s industrial powerhouse. Additionally, how do you measure wealth? Many of the landed families would have been asset […]

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It is an often used backdrop for family photographs and a valuable source of income for Filey in Bloom; the volunteers who, alongside Scarborough Borough Council staff, keep areas like the Crescent Gardens at their pristine best and a riot of colour at the height of summer. The Crescent Garden Wishing Well had developed a […]

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Dramatic depictions of naval battles and coastal scenes have often been used to attract visitors to the British seaside. Therefore, it is no surprise to learn that the Battle of Flamborough Head was used by the London and North Eastern Railway Company (LNER) on one of its travel posters during the 1930s. These posters would […]

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Amanda Owen, with horse
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One of Filey’s most anticipated events has once again been forced to push its programme back in the face of the covid pandemic. The Filey Literature Festival, featuring household names such as Amanda Owen ‘the Yorkshire Shepherdess’ and the ‘Bard of Barnsley’ Ian McMillan, will now take place in May 2022. Despite the encouraging vaccine […]

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The volunteers behind the Keep Filey Tidy group are never off duty. One of the group was walking out of Scarborough station whilst the company Squeeky Clean were busy sprucing up litter bins outside the station with a power jet wash. The almost instantaneous results were noted and it wasn’t long before the Scarborough-based company […]

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Filey beach has once again beaten thousands of others across Europe to win a place in the top 20 best beaches in Europe for 2021, as chosen by Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice. It’s ranked 18th in Europe, outranking many famous beaches in places such as the French and Italian Riviera’s. It’s also the north of England’s the only representative in […]

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Exciting news that Filey Coffee Lounge is now offering Thai street food takeaways on Friday nights. The couple who own the Coffee Lounge previously ran a business in Thailand for many years, so it will be authentic. Between 5pm and 7pm they are offering five main dishes, all reasonably priced at £5.95, as well as veg spring rolls […]

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It is probably one of the most quoted passages in film history. In Monty Python’s outrageous comedy, Life of Brain, at a meeting of the People’s Front of Judea, John Cleese asks: ‘What have the Roman’s ever done for us’? ‘The aqueduct’ comes the answer. ‘Oh. Yeah, yeah. They did give us that. Uh, that’s […]

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Princess Mary was known as ‘Yorkshire’s Princess’ and she was the royal with strong connections to Filey, her children were regular holidaymakers during the 1920s and the Princess considered buying the White Lodge as a seaside home during the 1930s. In the 1950s she returned to open the new promenade, named the Royal Parade in […]

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