Filey https://www.filey.co.uk makes you smiley Thu, 13 Apr 2023 12:49:57 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.28 Kipperman is Coming! https://www.filey.co.uk/kipperman-is-coming/ https://www.filey.co.uk/kipperman-is-coming/#comments Thu, 13 Apr 2023 12:49:57 +0000 https://www.filey.co.uk/?p=1670 Filey Distillery building The Kipperman is coming to Filey Distillery as part of May’s Filey Literature Festival. Over the weekend of 13/14 May fishing historian Mike Smylie will smoke kippers on his mobile kipper house. It is the first time kippers have been smoked on the site for a century. Mike will be giving a talk at 2pm […]

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The Kipperman is coming to Filey Distillery as part of May’s Filey Literature Festival. Over the weekend of 13/14 May fishing historian Mike Smylie will smoke kippers on his mobile kipper house.

It is the first time kippers have been smoked on the site for a century. Mike will be giving a talk at 2pm on Sunday 14 May and will be selling kippers. There will also be an exhibition of the herring industry within the distillery building.

The talk is a free event and there will be a pop-up bar operated by the site’s current occupiers, Filey Distillery. The story appeared in the Yorkshire Post this week.

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Blue Plaque Unveiled on Queen Street to West Indian Servicemen of WW2 https://www.filey.co.uk/blue-plaque-unveiled-queen-street-west-indian-servicemen-ww2/ https://www.filey.co.uk/blue-plaque-unveiled-queen-street-west-indian-servicemen-ww2/#comments Sun, 02 Apr 2023 11:21:38 +0000 https://www.filey.co.uk/?p=1666 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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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 plaque be erected in the memorial gardens to remember the lads who came across to help Britain in its time of need, Filey Town Council dragged their feet. They said that other service personnel from several countries also trained and were lodged at Filey. Frankly, it felt like an excuse. It reflected poorly on our town.

Thankfully, some enterprising Filey-folk took matters into their own hands and on Saturday a plaque was erected on a house on Queen Street. Hundreds turned out to witness the unveiling and a handful of veterans with West Indian heritage came along.

The BBC picked up on the event and made it a lead report on their North Yorkshire website. Our friends at the twitter account Filey_UK grabbed some fabulous photos.

Time for the Town Council to undertake a period of reflection. Let’s be blunt, they got this one wrong.

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Exciting New Dawn for Filey Cricket Club https://www.filey.co.uk/exciting-new-dawn-filey-cricket-club/ https://www.filey.co.uk/exciting-new-dawn-filey-cricket-club/#comments Tue, 14 Feb 2023 12:42:08 +0000 https://www.filey.co.uk/?p=1663 Filey Cricket Club are moving up the leagues, for the coming season the Clarence Drive based club will be playing in the Yorkshire Premier League North, Division Two. The club will be travelling and hosting lots of new clubs:  the first teams of Hessle, Hull Ionians Coal Exporters, Hull Strikers, Newport and North Ferriby, the […]

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Filey Cricket Club are moving up the leagues, for the coming season the Clarence Drive based club will be playing in the Yorkshire Premier League North, Division Two. The club will be travelling and hosting lots of new clubs:  the first teams of Hessle, Hull Ionians Coal Exporters, Hull Strikers, Newport and North Ferriby, the second XIs of Cottingham, Londesborough Park, Patrington, Sutton-on-Hull, and Welton, and Beverley Town’s third team.

The club felt it needed a fresh challenge and the move to the YPLN offers just that. Good luck to the lads for the coming season. Read an in-depth article at the fabulous Cricket Yorkshire website.

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Filey, the festival town https://www.filey.co.uk/filey-festival-town/ https://www.filey.co.uk/filey-festival-town/#comments Sat, 11 Feb 2023 10:35:11 +0000 https://www.filey.co.uk/?p=1661 With the season just over the horizon, several festivals are beginning to announce their line-ups and 2023 looks like being a bumper year for the town. A harbinger of summer has to be the signing on day at Southdene Bowling Club, pop along to the green (behind the Sea Cadets Building) on Wednesday 15 March […]

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With the season just over the horizon, several festivals are beginning to announce their line-ups and 2023 looks like being a bumper year for the town.

A harbinger of summer has to be the signing on day at Southdene Bowling Club, pop along to the green (behind the Sea Cadets Building) on Wednesday 15 March between 2pm and 4pm to join or find out about the club. The greens themselves open on Saturday 1 April (weather permitting).

The food festival with a sea view returns on the weekend of Saturday-Sunday 8-9 April. Filey Folk Festival is hard on its coat tails, with the town pulsating to the sound of live acts from Friday 28 April until Monday 1 May.

Filey Literature Festival promises everything from Knickers to Kippers on Friday 12 May to Sunday 14 May. We can’t wait to bring you their line up, those that have leaked out thus far are amazing!

The merry month of May ends with a Sailing Regatta and the Steampunk Weekend on the same dates: Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May.

Quite a start to the new season! We will bring you more dates later.

Southdene Bowling Club

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Bonzo the Recycling Seal! https://www.filey.co.uk/bonzo-recycling-seal/ https://www.filey.co.uk/bonzo-recycling-seal/#comments Fri, 10 Feb 2023 11:15:05 +0000 https://www.filey.co.uk/?p=1647 Normally we wouldn’t encourage filling up seals with plastic bottles, but in this case we would! Yes, folks Bonzo the recycling seal has arrived on the promenade. Filey now has its own giant seal sculpture, which doubles as a recycling depository for empty drinks cans and plastic bottles. The metalwork sculpture of the seal, named Bonzo after […]

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Normally we wouldn’t encourage filling up seals with plastic bottles, but in this case we would! Yes, folks Bonzo the recycling seal has arrived on the promenade.

Filey now has its own giant seal sculpture, which doubles as a recycling depository for empty drinks cans and plastic bottles. The metalwork sculpture of the seal, named Bonzo after Filey’s famous seal that was saved by local fishermen and became a local attraction for many years, will hopefully encourage folk to recycle their disposable drink containers, rather than leave them on the beach where they end up in the sea.

The new Bonzo is located at the bottom of Cargate Hill, next to the water fountain, looking out towards Filey Brigg. The sculpture was hand-forged by Godbold Blacksmiths of Egton, and was unveiled by the Mayor of Filey, Councillor Jacqui Houlden-Banks.

Children from Filey Junior School and Filey Church of England Nursery and Infants Academy were amongst the first to see and ‘feed’ Bonzo. They also joined representatives of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Keep Filey Tidy and Active Filey in a beach litter pick.

Scarborough Borough Council led the commissioning and installation of Bonzo in partnership with Filey Town Council. The sculpture has been funded by SBC’s Project Sunshine scheme, which aims to tidy up and improve areas of public realm throughout the borough.

Councillor Tony Randerson, cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said:

“Not only does Bonzo looks fantastic on the promenade, he is all set to play an important role in helping to prevent rubbish from ending up the sea.

“I encourage people to do their bit to protect our marine life and keep Filey rubbish free by filling Bonzo with their empty cans and plastic bottles during their visit to the seafront.”

Councillor Jacqui Houlden-Banks, Mayor of Filey, said:

“Filey welcomes Bonzo the seal to his new home on our beautiful seafront.

“Not only is he a lovely modern sculpture he will carry out an important function.

“We hope he will provide a focus and reminder to people to recycle their rubbish in a fun way, which will help us to keep our award-winning beach in perfect condition for all to enjoy.”

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Happy Christmas from Sunny Filey! https://www.filey.co.uk/happy-christmas-sunny-filey/ https://www.filey.co.uk/happy-christmas-sunny-filey/#respond Sat, 24 Dec 2022 22:05:01 +0000 https://www.filey.co.uk/?p=1645 The snow and ice may have melted, so whilst there will be no white Christmas this year in Filey, it will definitely be a merry one. May we wish all our friends and readers, wherever they may be, a very Happy Christmas.

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The snow and ice may have melted, so whilst there will be no white Christmas this year in Filey, it will definitely be a merry one. May we wish all our friends and readers, wherever they may be, a very Happy Christmas.

Filey Fishtive Tree

Filey’s Fishtive Tree

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Queen Elizabeth Gardens? https://www.filey.co.uk/queen-elizabeth-gardens/ https://www.filey.co.uk/queen-elizabeth-gardens/#respond Mon, 19 Dec 2022 10:05:24 +0000 https://www.filey.co.uk/?p=1642 Should the Queen Street Gardens be reopened and renamed the Queen Elizabeth Gardens in honour of our late beloved monarch? In 2019 the Queen Street Gardens were saved by a magnificent campaign. Certain elements on the council wanted to see the land sold off, doubtless to be built on, as happened at the former tennis […]

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Should the Queen Street Gardens be reopened and renamed the Queen Elizabeth Gardens in honour of our late beloved monarch?

In 2019 the Queen Street Gardens were saved by a magnificent campaign. Certain elements on the council wanted to see the land sold off, doubtless to be built on, as happened at the former tennis courts. However, an impassioned campaign saved the Queen Street Gardens from a similar fate, the Facebook page of the Save Queen Street Gardens is still available to view and is worth a little of anyone’s time.

Sadly, three years on the gardens are still closed to the public, as works are needed to rectify a landslip within the steep site.

Shut for years, the Queen Street Gardens

Surely a town like Filey should be commemorating Queen Elizabeth II in some manner? A statue would be wonderful, but expensive. But imagine a statue in a place such as Glen Gardens? Or perhaps a revamped area directly outside the railway station (and my goodness it needs improving, it’s a bad first impression for the town).

More realistically, could a renaming of the Queen Street Gardens to Queen Elizabeth Gardens finally see some urgency put behind reopening these historic and lovely gardens? They’ve been closed for far too long. It’s only an idea and an idea designed to start a debate. What do you think Filey lovers?

 

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In the deep midwinter https://www.filey.co.uk/in-the-deep-midwinter/ https://www.filey.co.uk/in-the-deep-midwinter/#respond Mon, 12 Dec 2022 15:57:59 +0000 https://www.filey.co.uk/?p=1637 The sunny days of summer feel a distant memory. The snow came late last week and ever since the temperature has barely moved above zero. Mist is rising from the sea, as the water is warmer than the air temperature.   Heavy snow is forecast for Wednesday, so wrap up folks! Keep your eye out […]

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The sunny days of summer feel a distant memory. The snow came late last week and ever since the temperature has barely moved above zero. Mist is rising from the sea, as the water is warmer than the air temperature.

 

The sea smokes as the water temperature is higher than that of the air.

Heavy snow is forecast for Wednesday, so wrap up folks! Keep your eye out for your friends and neighbours.

A frozen Crescent Gardens

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Several Filey Shops Close for Good https://www.filey.co.uk/several-filey-shops-close-good/ https://www.filey.co.uk/several-filey-shops-close-good/#comments Tue, 06 Dec 2022 16:35:52 +0000 https://www.filey.co.uk/?p=1633 It’s not only the cold wind of winter that has arrived in Filey this week, but also the cold wind of change. A number of local businesses have sadly closed their doors for the final time. The much-loved Doggy Deli has served up its last treat to our four-legged friends, as the owners have decided […]

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It’s not only the cold wind of winter that has arrived in Filey this week, but also the cold wind of change. A number of local businesses have sadly closed their doors for the final time.

The much-loved Doggy Deli has served up its last treat to our four-legged friends, as the owners have decided to opt for a semi-retirement. It’s rumoured that Shoe Boot-ique will be moving into the premises, but that’s a Filey rumour, so handle with care!

Farewell to the much-loved Doggy Deli

The Three Tuns is under-going a much needed refurbishment. Ignore the rumours that is becoming a Wetherspoons, it definitely isn’t! The good old rumour mill has it that new owners will be developing a high-end hotel above the pub, whilst concentrating on food downstairs.

On Mitford Street, Old Father Time has called time on the short-lived clock shop, it has closed and Baxter’s have butter their last sandwich, as they are concentrating on an enlarged shop on Aberdeen Walk in Scarborough.

Baxter’s on Mitford Street has closed

Usually, empty shops don’t remain empty for very long in Filey, but in the current uncertain climate who knows? Doubtless, when spring is on the horizon things will look very different.

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Sea Cadets Proposed New Building https://www.filey.co.uk/sea-cadets-proposed-new-building/ https://www.filey.co.uk/sea-cadets-proposed-new-building/#respond Sat, 26 Nov 2022 14:57:59 +0000 https://www.filey.co.uk/?p=1629 Filey Sea Cadets has embarked on an ambitious project to redevelop their existing site on Southdene, with a new building, fitting within its existing footprint, purpose-built for the delivery of Sea Cadets activities. The current building was constructed as the Southdene Pavilion in the 1920s, it closed in the early 1960s and has been the base […]

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Filey Sea Cadets has embarked on an ambitious project to redevelop their existing site on Southdene, with a new building, fitting within its existing footprint, purpose-built for the delivery of Sea Cadets activities.

The Sea Cadets proposed new building on Southdene

The current building was constructed as the Southdene Pavilion in the 1920s, it closed in the early 1960s and has been the base for Filey’s Sea Cadets for several decades.

Programme from the Southdene Pavilion Theatre

 

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