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The wreck of the Bonhomme Richard has been found. It lies beneath the waves of Filey Bay and its discovery could lead to a tourism boom for the Yorkshire coast. The Bonhomme Richard is one of the most famous shipwrecks in history, the story of which is taught to every American schoolchild. It is big […]

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In September Filey’s third blue plaque was unveiled at the White Lodge Hotel. The plaque celebrates the Victorian and Edwardian actress Dame Madge Kendal who lived at the White Lodge between 1896 and 1920.  The current owners of the White Lodge, James and Kim Hodgson, worked alongside the Scarborough & District Civic Society to bring […]

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Langford Villa, Filey
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Filey’s Crescent has a long history of attracting high-class visitors. As the title of this piece suggests they have ranged from Earl Mountbatten, to the creator of holiday camps Billy Butlin and Sir Joseph Terry of the famous York chocolate factory. Dr George Sheeran and Dr David Pendleton came to Langford Villa on South Crescent to […]

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Since the new railway timetable was introduced in May 2019, Filey station has fifteen trains between Scarborough and Hull (and vice versa), that represents the best train service in its 173 year history. Filey is fortunate to have, what has been descried as, one of the ‘best surviving examples’ of the small town railway station […]

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Second World War pillbox on Filey Beach
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The Friends of Filey Museum’s annual talk is entitled ‘Memories of Filey During World War Two’. The speaker is Michael Fearon, the chairman of the museum and Filey’s premier historian. Michael grew up in Filey during the conflict, so the talk will undoubtedly be a fascinating one. The talk is taking place at 7pm on Thursday 17th October […]

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