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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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Despite the lockdown caused by the corona virus, Filey has both been in the national news and has, allegedly, become a property hotspot. Readers across Britain were transported to the town via the pages of The Daily Telegraph. Within those august pages a feature writer wrote of a fifty-year love affair with the town. Inevitably the ‘hidden […]

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boiler of Diamond
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Among the rocks beneath Speeton cliffs lies a rusting ship’s boiler. It marks the last resting place of the Hull trawler the Diamond. She was ran aground in thick fog in the wee hours of 9 January 1912. The Diamond, a modern steam trawler, had been fishing on the East Fladen grounds, roughly 100 miles north […]

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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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Ship wreck Filey Bay
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Beneath Bempton’s towering cliffs lie the barnacle encrusted remains of a ship. A huge boiler appears from the waves as the tide recedes. However, the most haunting part is the eyelet where the ship’s propeller once turned. It’s watery finger points skyward. A warning of the perils of the sea? A grave marker of a […]

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Filey cyclists
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The Tour de Yorkshire should have been poised to pass through Filey, despite the postponement, due to the Corona virus, it is still a great time to remember one of Filey’s sporting heroes. Filey-born born Herbert Liddell Cortis was the first cyclist to ride twenty miles in an hour, breaking the record at the Crystal Palace, London […]

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ironwork on The Crescent
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Walk along The Crescent and glance at the tops of the gardens walls and it won’t be long before you notice metal studs, a remanent of the original garden railings. In such a carefully preserved area you may wonder why were the iron railings removed? The answer lies in wartime Britain. During the summer of […]

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Filey church spire
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Earthquakes in Britain tend to be underwhelming events. A tremor in Lincolnshire in 2008 was described as ‘you know that noise radiators sometimes make’. In 2014 a quake centred on Leicestershire was reported as sounding like ‘the cat had fallen off the wardrobe’. Given that since the mid-1500s only eleven people have died as a […]

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Filey seafront by night
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Given the current travel restrictions a great many people are being denied the chance to visit our beautiful town. So we thought we would share a few images past and present with you, as a reminder of Filey and days to come once we emerge from the Corona Virus pandemic. The first image was taken […]

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