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 record this podcast about the development, architecture and people of Filey’s famous Crescent. Topics range from Victorian property speculation to a ‘lingering Greek Revival’ style of architecture; visiting nobility to the development of caravan parks.
It’s a broad sweep of holiday making trends at the British seaside, with a particular focus on the Yorkshire town of Filey and one street, The Crescent. We think you’ll enjoy it!