Filey Bay 1779 Festival 23-25 September 2022

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 Jones, today known as the ‘father of the US Navy’. A battle that the Filey Bay 1779 group commemorates and educates every year in our little town.

There will be a Single Rocket Launch – to mark the approximate time the Battle commenced.
Dinner with Guest Speaker Dr David Pendleton discussing the British tactics in the Battle, Andrew Clay from Scarborough Museums Trust and musical entertainment by The SALTS singing sea shanties “with attitude” and special guest, poet Ian Duhig.
Filey Sea Cadet Pavilion, Southdene.
£20 per person – for Tickets – get in touch by email – Fileybay1779@gmail.com

SATURDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER 13.00 – 16.00
Filey Bay 1779 Mobile Heritage Centre. Crescent Gardens.
Come and see the fabulous Mobile Heritage Centre to find out more about the Battle and what life was like in 1779 and on board a warship via the group’s amazing virtual reality galleon.

The Filey Bay 1779 mobile heritage centre

SUNDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER 13.00- 16.00
Filey Bay 1779 Mobile Heritage Centre. Filey Seafront, Below Northcliffe Gardens, Cargate Hill.
A second  chance to visit the heritage centre and virtual reality galleon.
Sea Cadets Parade and Remembrance Service – 13.00 – 14.30 (approx)
Remembering the 400 men & boys who were injured and lost their lives during the Battle. The Parade Route will start at St Oswald’s and end at the Filey Sea Cadet Pavilion, with a short service taking place on the sea front, at the bottom of Cargate Hill.
Sea Cadets from Scarborough and Bridlington as well as Bridlington Air Cadets marching will be joining Filey Sea Cadets for this event!


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