In our hour of need they came halfway around the world to aid the mother country. Thousands of young men from the Caribbean joined the Air Force and were trained at RAF Hunmanby Moor. Many of them lodged in Filey and remembered the warm welcome they received from locals. When it was suggested that a memorial […]

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As the Filey Bay 1779 Festival hoves into view. These beautiful posters will be displayed on railway stations from Scarborough to Hull. Designed by local artist Adrian Riley, the posters are available for £5 in A3 size, they are priced at £5 each and can be obtained by emailing fileybay1779@gmail.com Serious poster collectors can also order A1 […]

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Once again Filey will commemorate the 243rd Anniversary of the Battle of Flamborough Head with a weekend of events. The battle that took place in our bay has resonated down the years. It was a battle that brought the American War of Independence into British waters. A battle that began the legend of John Paul […]

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For two long years, the wonderful Filey Museum on Queen Street has remained closed, another victim of the Covid pandemic. The combination of a tightly-packed museum that comprises of a couple of fishermen’s cottages and an ageing volunteer base, meant that the museum had to close during the pandemic and was unsuitable for a partial […]

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During the early years of the twentieth century Britain was locked into a naval arms race with Germany. Technological advances had led to the creation of the Dreadnought Battleship, a ship whose combination of power, protection and speed rendered all previous battleships useless. In the years leading up to the outbreak of the Great War, […]

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A century ago the North Eastern Railway ran the train services through Filey and Hunmanby. Twenty-five of their busier stations boasted beautiful tiled maps, depicting the network of the North Eastern Railway. Sadly, the vast majority have been lost, but nine survivors can be viewed at Beverley, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Morpeth, Saltburn, Scarborough, Tynemouth, York and Whitby. […]

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Our friends at Filey Bay 1779 have recently posted a wonderful piece illustrating the heroic role of the Royal Navy in the Battle of Flamborough Head. The actions of the two Royal Navy ships, out-numbered two to one and out-gunned, in protecting the valuable convoy they were escorting has often been lost in all the […]

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A new book delving into Filey’s rich fishing heritage has been recently published. Its focus is primarily the fishing families of the town over the last two hundred years. The near five hundred page book is the result of years of research by Irene Allen and Andrew Todd. Entitled, Filey: Fishing, Faith and Family Since […]

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The flag of Kirkcudbrightshire is flying in Filey’s Memorial Gardens during the month of July to celebrate the growing links between the town and the John Paul Jones Birthplace Museum in Kirkbean, which is situated in the South Western Scottish county of Kirkcudbrightshire. The famous ‘American’ captain was actually born in Kirkbean, Scotland, before joining the […]

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During September last year a curious flag was flown from the flagpole of the White Lodge Hotel. It proved to be a huge talking point among locals and visitors alike. The hotel staff found themselves being bombarded with questions as to what the flag represented. The flag in question was the so-called Serapis flag. Fashioned […]

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