Minke Whale
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Dolphins, porpoises and seals are regular visitors to Filey Bay, but, according to a report in the Scarborough News, last week a Northern Minke Whale was spotted in the bay by two local fishermen. Jimmy Bright and Foster Cammish were fishing for salmon just one hundred yards off the shore opposite Filey Sailing Club, when the whale […]

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Despite the lockdown caused by the corona virus, Filey has both been in the national news and has, allegedly, become a property hotspot. Readers across Britain were transported to the town via the pages of The Daily Telegraph. Within those august pages a feature writer wrote of a fifty-year love affair with the town. Inevitably the ‘hidden […]

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Filey cyclists
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The Tour de Yorkshire should have been poised to pass through Filey, despite the postponement, due to the Corona virus, it is still a great time to remember one of Filey’s sporting heroes. Filey-born born Herbert Liddell Cortis was the first cyclist to ride twenty miles in an hour, breaking the record at the Crystal Palace, London […]

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ironwork on The Crescent
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Walk along The Crescent and glance at the tops of the gardens walls and it won’t be long before you notice metal studs, a remanent of the original garden railings. In such a carefully preserved area you may wonder why were the iron railings removed? The answer lies in wartime Britain. During the summer of […]

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Filey church spire
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Earthquakes in Britain tend to be underwhelming events. A tremor in Lincolnshire in 2008 was described as ‘you know that noise radiators sometimes make’. In 2014 a quake centred on Leicestershire was reported as sounding like ‘the cat had fallen off the wardrobe’. Given that since the mid-1500s only eleven people have died as a […]

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Filey seafront by night
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Given the current travel restrictions a great many people are being denied the chance to visit our beautiful town. So we thought we would share a few images past and present with you, as a reminder of Filey and days to come once we emerge from the Corona Virus pandemic. The first image was taken […]

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Mounbatten family
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A debate on who has been Filey’s most famous visitor is one that could run on and on. In one decade (1860s) The Royal Crescent Hotel hosted visitors of the calibre of the Archbishop of York, the two time Liberal Prime Minister Lord John Russell and His Grace the Duke of St Albans. Even away […]

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White Lodge Hotel
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One of the finest hotel’s on the Yorkshire coast is about to embark on an exciting future. The White Lodge at Filey is poised to reopen under new ownership. We caught up with the new owner Bill Rusling to find out why he chose Filey and the White Lodge as his latest business venture. We […]

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Amanda Owen, with sheep
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Due to the ongoing uncertainty caused by the corona virus crisis, the team behind the inaugural Filey Literature Festival have made the decision to move the event back twelve months to the weekend of 21-23 May 2021. It was a difficult decision given the work that has gone into organising Filey’s first-ever literature festival. However, […]

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Bonhomme Richard
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Plans are being laid for Filey to host a celebration of the Battle of Flamborough Head in September this year. The famous battle between the US Navy ship the Bonhomme Richard and the Royal Navy, took place in Filey Bay during the American Revolution in 1779. The battle has become emblematic of the pluck of the United States […]

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