USS Bonhomme Richard on fire
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The name the Bonhomme Richard is well-known in Filey. In 1779 the American War of Independence arrived in Filey Bay, when the USS Bonhomme Richard, captained by John Paul Jones, fought the Royal Navy in a battle that is viewed as the birth of the United States Navy. A ship named the USS Bonhomme Richard serves in […]

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Jack with the World Cup
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World Cup winner Jack Charlton has died at his Northumberland home aged 85. The football legend was a familiar face around Filey as he had a cottage opposite the ‘Top House’ for many years. Indeed, Jack came to Filey to celebrate his eightieth birthday. A towering centre half, the undoubted highlight of his career came when […]

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Albatross in flight
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Just as the lockdown began to be eased, an albatross appeared in the skies above Bempton Cliffs. It is said that if an Albatross follows your ship it is a sign of good luck. So perhaps the appearance of this legendary bird from the Southern Ocean is an omen for the summer ahead? As good […]

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Filey has been named by Rough Guides as the nineteenth best seaside resort in Britain. At first glance you might think that our lovely town has been hard done to, but read the list and actually the placing is quite a coup. First place was awarded to another North Sea resort, Tynemouth and a lovely […]

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Although many businesses are beginning to slowly reopen as the Coronavirus pandemic hopefully eases, the situation for many visitor attractions remains bleak. The Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park on the Scarborough Road recently posted an update on their difficult situation. We hope you might take the time to read their statement and consider helping […]

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New York might seem a strange place to hear idle chat about Filey life, but thanks to two Filey-based broadcasters, that is exactly what is happening. We can only but wonder what people walking down Broadway make of tales of late nights in Foords! But be it Broadway or the Brigg, Times Square or the Three […]

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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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Tommy Taylor playing guitar
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Filey’s Tommy Taylor has topped the country music charts with his debut single Popcorn. On the day of its release Popcorn shot to number one on the iTunes Country Chart. The website Forever British Country described Popcorn as ‘a very rocky country song, definitely one I can see being popular at shows. Tommy’s gravely voice suits the song […]

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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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Tour de Yorkshire at Filey
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The hotly anticipated visit of the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race to Filey has been postponed because of the ongoing Corona virus outbreak. The Tour de Yorkshire had been scheduled to pass through Filey on 30 April. The race has become one of the sporting highlights of the Yorkshire year and so its postponement, although […]

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