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Filey Bay Today Supporting Local News and Events in Filey, Hunmanby and the Villages No 86 April 2020


Photo credit: Sandra Barber


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EDITOR’S WELCOME Inside this issue:

Well it isn’t an easy task putting together a community magazine when the world is in the middle of an unprecedented pandemic. With so much worry and stress for everyone involved and the possibility (at the time of writing) on being on complete lock down before long, it has been fantastic to see people pull together, support each other and try to find solutions to an ever changing climate. We have no What’s On or Pub Guide this month as all events are cancelled and pubs are closed! However, I have left in the Sports and Regular Events section as many of them are running online activities or may be available through other means to offer support, please contact them using the details provided if you think they could be of assistance to you. Please everyone stay safe and we will continue to do whatever we can. Natalie and Sue Filey Bay Today is published at the beginning of each month and is on sale in the districts of Filey. The views expressed in letters, statements and articles are not necessarily the views of the editor or magazine staff. We are pleased to receive contributions, which; may be edited depending on available space.

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News in Brief


Tide Times


Photo Quiz


Local Groups and Organisations


Wedding and Baptisms


What’s On 2020


Filey Library Celebrates Silver Jubilee


VE Day Celebrations


Filey Bay Today Grants— Thrive Alive


Local History


Sunday Bandstand Concerts


Thought of the Month


Wold Newton News


Filey Library


Pub Guide


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*** Information correct as of the 20th March 2020 *** From Monday 23 March, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, bus company East Yorkshire will be temporarily changing their timetables.

Most services will run to a Sunday timetable, but with

extra early morning journeys to allow workers to travel. Routes which don’t normally have Sunday buses will also have a special timetable. East Yorkshire’s schedulers are currently working around the clock to get these services planned so that they can cover as many parts of the region as possible. As soon as the

company have the new timetables confirmed, they will publish them at www.eastyorkshirebuses.co. uk, through social media, and on the East Yorkshire Buses app. Until then, please be patient – the information is being prepared as fast as possible. It is hoped that they will be available to view on the website from Friday afternoon. Please don’t panic – every route will still have a service, but at a reduced frequency reflecting reduced demand and resources.

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Bus stop real-time predictions on the company's website and app may not work straight away, as the information takes a while to update. However, the bus tracker should be accurate in showing the bus locations on a map. Most other bus companies around the country are also reducing their service, so if you also use other operator’s buses, please check their information too, to see how they are amending their services. Ben Gilligan, East Yorkshire’s Area Director, said: “Thank you to all our passengers for your understanding during this unique situation – we are doing our best to continue to run as good a service as we can, for as long as we can.” Those who don't have internet access can ring BusLine on 01482 592929, to find the new times. Please only ring BusLine if you have no online access, as they are expected to be very busy, and need to keep lines clear for people who cannot look at the timetables online. BusLine will not have the timetables until Friday afternoon, as they are still

being prepared, so please do not ring them until then they cannot give out any information about next week's times until the scheduling work is finished.

* This followed on from an earlier announcement that EYMS were launching a number of later buses on the Bridlington to Scarborough line from the 7th March to serve the holiday camps and villages.

DEMENTIA CARE IN FILEY By Imogen Wormald My name is Imogen Wormald and I work as a Dementia Support Worker for Alzheimer’s Society locally. I am passionate about supporting those with Dementia and also their carers/family members. On the last Tuesday of each month I run the Filey Activity café at St Johns Church Hall, Filey. It runs from 2-4pm. We have a range of activities and guest speakers. This group is for those with Dementia and their Carers. All are

TIDE TIMES APRIL DATE 01/04/20 02/04/20 03/04/20 04/04/20 05/04/20 06/04/20 07/04/20 08/04/20 09/04/20 10/04/20 11/04/20 12/04/20 13/04/20 14/04/20 15/04/20 16/04/20 17/04/20 18/04/20 19/04/20 20/04/20 21/04/20 22/04/20 23/04/20 24/04/20 25/04/20 26/04/20 27/04/20 28/04/20 29/04/20 30/04/20

HIGH 10:24 11:36 00:21 01:42 02:50 03:44 04:31 05:15 05:58 06:41 07:23 08:06 08:51 09:43 10:46 12:05 01:15 02:29 03:21 04:00 04:34 05:05 05:33 06::01 06:29 07:00 07:35 08:14 09:00 09:57

HIGH 23:00 **** 12:54 14:06 15:06 15:56 16:42 17:26 18:10 18:54 19:41 20:30 21:24 22:28 23:47 **** 13:30 14:37 15:25 16:05 16:39 17:10 17:39 18:09 18:39 19:14 19:53 20:39 21:34 22:42

All times correct to the best of Filey Bay Today’s knowledge.


Dementia Support Worker, Imogen Wormald


welcome. We provide a welcoming and supportive environment. The next café is Tuesday 28 April at 2pm. Tea and cakes provided with a suggested donation of £2 per person. If you are interested, please call the office on 01723 500958 or just turn up.

Support for yourself or someone you care for please contact Filey Surgery on 01723 515881. I can provide a listening ear and give you some practical support. Service leaflets are available at the surgery too detailing the help Alzheimer Society offers.

I also run a Dementia Support Clinic at Filey GP Surgery once a month. This runs on the last Thursday of the month in the afternoon. If you would like to chat to me further about Dementia

Alzheimer’s Society here to support you. I am looking at running some Dementia Friends sessions in Filey in the next few months. Dementia Friends is a short information session to

Hunmanby: Bridlington St

Veterinary Surgery

Tel 01723 890011 Chemist: Boots Pharmacy


1 Station Avenue Tel 01723 513119

32 Belle Vue Street, Filey

Filey: Station Avenue General and Emergency

Tel 01723 513106 32 Murray Street, Filey

Tel 01723 515881 Appointments only

Tel 01723 513262

2 Murray Street, Filey

Tel 01723 515666 Hunmanby: Hungate Lane

Tel 01723 513224 24a Brid’ St, Hunmanby

Tel 01723 890280

Tel 01723 890422

Emergency Services Dial 999 for emergencies. Police non emergency 101

HM Coast guard Tel 01262 672317 Lifeboat (Boathouse) Tel 01723 513197



Library Opening Times

Filey: Station Avenue

Scarborough Hospital, Woodlands Drive

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Tel 01723 512135 Hunmanby: Bridlington St Tel 01723 890719 Optician: Filey: 17B West Ave Tel 01723 512100 6

Tel 01723 368111 Bridlington and District Hospital, Bessingby Road Tel 01262 606666

10am—5pm Closed 10am—7pm 1pm—5pm 10am—5pm 10am—1pm Closed

educate people in the community on how they can make small changes to improve the lives of those with Dementia in their local area. Watch this space and book a place! T: 01723 500958 E: Imogen.wormald@alzheime rs.org.uk Update: Whilst these clinics and activities will not be running during the pandemic, Imogen will still be available to support by phone or email.


Specialist insurance broker Cura, based in the Evron Centre, Filey, have had huge success at the Yorkshire Financial Awards held on 27th February at New Dock Hall, Leeds. The ceremony celebrated the best that Yorkshire has to offer from the financial service’s

industry and honoured the achievements and successes of the region’s best. Shortlisted for six categories, Cura came away with the Customer Service Award and individual recognition for one of Cura’s Managing Director’s, Alan Knowles, awarded with the Outstanding Achievement Award. The judges felt that Alan’s contribution in driving change for good, his engagement with those with mental and physical wellbeing conditions, treating his customers fairly and demonstrating impressive care for them, which has had a positive impact on the protection insurance industry as a whole, was well deserving of the


Chair of the judging board, Cristina Serrano, said that Cura were able to demonstrate the extra mile of how to take care of customers in vulnerable positions and that by aligning their training and development to deliver a service to those people with humanity and empathy really made a difference, which saw them claim the Customer Service Award. Providing insurance advice from Filey since 2005, Cura have helped many individuals secure insurance policies who have previously been turned away by other brokers as 'uninsurable'. They specialise in helping people with medical


conditions to get life insurance, critical illness cover and income protection. With their core focus being on fighting for fairer terms and access to insurance for everybody.






FILEY By Revd. Nigel Chapman In light of the Government guidance around nonessential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice. Churches should be open where possible but with no public worship services taking place. After considering this guidance, we have stopped all non-essential meetings until further notice. This includes:

Centre such as Luncheons, clubs, pastoral teas etc. •

Baptisms and Weddings are postponed.

Funerals Funeral services will continue but will be different to what you may expect from previous experience. Preparation will necessarily be done via telephone, video calls or email and not face to face. Numbers of those attending must be kept to an absolute minimum; immediate family only for example. Those over the age of 70 and those with an underlying health condition are strongly discouraged from attending. St Oswald’s will not be available for funerals for the foreseeable future as I would not have the normal help available. There will be no vergers or organist. St John’s might be available for funerals, but again numbers will be absolute minimum and no more than 10.

all Sunday and midweek services

the lent course and home groups

the Parochial Church Council and Annual Parochial Meeting

I would recommend funerals to be held at the Crematorium or graveside, but again they will be severely limited in numbers.

activities at the Parish






difficult for all concerned, but a way forward may be to have a small and short ceremony followed by a Memorial Service at some other time when things get back to normal.

The Parish Office Our administrator is continuing to work ‘at home’ albeit in the office at St John’s. The office is not open to the public. If you need to please contact Liz via email or telephone. (fileyvic@yahoo.co.uk 01723 512745).

Private Prayer Space While our normal Sunday morning worship will regrettably stop, we want to offer space for private prayer and a peaceful quiet space for anyone. Therefore, St Oswald’s Church will be open each Sunday between 10am – 12pm and when possible at other times during the week indicated by ‘Church Open’ signs. I will be saying Morning Prayer in St Oswald’s most days at 9am and doing Holy Communion on Sunday from 10.30am. If you are at church during these times please be aware that this is

not an act of public worship, but it may be of comfort to listen or join in some of the prayers, but PLEASE OBSERVE PHYSICAL DISTANCING (at least 2 meters / 6 feet apart). We are exploring resources for personal prayer and spiritual well-being and we will publicise these on our website, Facebook page and twitter. Obviously the situation changes frequently and we continue to follow advise given to us. In the meantime, if you need any further information do call the office. Please stay safe and ensure others are safe. With my prayerful good wishes.

AGE CONCERN COMMUNITY SUPPORT We are working with a number of voluntary organisations, including Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale Mind, YMCA and Scarborough Citizens Advice, alongside Scarborough Borough Council and North Yorkshire A Filey Bay Today Publication

County Council to coordinate the offers of help and those needing help through our Community Support Hub. We are offering a one-stop shop for those that need help with shopping, the collection of prescriptions, and even regular telephone calls to help those that are isolated. If anyone wants to either volunteer, needs help or to just find out more they can contact us on 01723 379058, or SWR Mind on 01723 356562, or drop us an e-mail at scarbcomsupp2020@gmail.c om Julie, CEO, Age Scarborough & District


FUNMANBY 2020 It will come as no surprise that the committee has taken the decision to cancel Funmanby in June 2020 due to the emerging Coronavirus and uncertainty regarding the national state of emergency. Funmanby beyond 2020

Despite the success of our first event in 2019 and the excellent feedback received, the committee of 4 has found it increasingly difficult

to get sufficient numbers of volunteers for this and future years. Coupled with the onerous responsibilities imposed by current legislation and local policies the committee has taken the difficult decision to discontinue. Notification of how we will distribute surplus funds and assets will be displayed at the Post office in the coming weeks. We would like to thank all of those that did come forward to support us and the local businesses that offered sponsorship. Amanda, Kaye, Julie and Rachel. Funmanby Committee

URGENT! All information printed in this April edition of Filey Bay Today is subject to change and some activities are likely to change. Please not that some services, including church services may not be running but support will be available for those in need by other means.

Keep safe! Stay Home!




As many of our regular features and our very busy months of April and May is cancelled, we are going to lighten the atmosphere with some temporary features. Big thanks to local photographer Sandra Barber who has taken these photos and then cropped them to provide us with a little quiz. Just for fun but if


you would like to email your answers you can send them to editor@fileybaytoday.co.uk.


Be warned, it’s not as easy as you would think!




LOCAL GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS NEWS AND EVENTS FILEY ROTARY CLUB By John Butler First of all, the good news! The audience at the

OneVoiceConcert held in the Methodist Church on the evening of Wednesday 11th March enjoyed a varied and entertaining programme of music and performance arts, and the event raised £600 for the Scarborough & Bridlington Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Thanks for this are due to all those who performed on the night, the Filey Methodist Church, and the many retail and other organisations in Filey who helped with ticket sales, raffle contributions and in other ways behind the scenes. Regrettably, our annual Spring Fair which was due to be held in the Evron Centre on Saturday, 4th April, has had to be postponed until at least July, in the light of the corona virus emergency. 12

Our meetings scheduled for April have also had to be cancelled for health protection reasons. We will review the situation at the end of April, in the light of the medical advice at this time, to assess whether we can resume meetings in May We will be looking at how we can help those in our community who are isolated, and more specifically whether we can offer help with shopping, obtaining medical prescriptions or in other similar ways. Contributing to your community through Rotary Service Rotarians are in a unique position of being rooted within our own communities, but with a global outlook, ready to help tackle challenges locally and farther afield. Rotarians are people of action who use their time, talents and enthusiasm to benefit those living in their own towns and villages, with each Club tailoring its programme to the needs of local people.

Filey Rotary is no exception. Do you want to make a difference by helping to meet the needs of people in your local community and farther afield? If so, details of how you can do this as part of Filey Rotary can be obtained from Derek Edwards (01723 513223) email: derek.edwards.home@gmai l.com)

For further information about joining in the Club’s meetings and events, contact John Butler, Hon. Secretary (01262 470210, email: jbenvironmental@btinterne t.com). Up to date details of the Club’s programme and activities are also available on our website at www.filey.rotary1040.org.

FILEY LADIES LUNCHEON CLUB by Ghislaine Kidd Our Chairperson, Diane Staines, in collaboration with The White Lodge staff and the other committee

members, sadly, had to make the decision to cancel our March Lunch in order to keep everyone safe and adhere to the guidelines issued by the British Government.

forward to sending members an update in 2020/21 with a great new programme of lunches and after dinner speakers as our restrictions for socialising are hopefully reduced.

In addition, the AGM lunch scheduled for the 21st of April has also been cancelled.

Please do not hesitate to contact our Secretary on 01723 516081 if you have any further questions.

Filey Ladies Luncheon Club members sent a bouquet of flowers to Diane Staines to thank her for her hard work and enthusiasm this year as Chair of the Filey Ladies Luncheon Club Committee (an especially hard task in these difficult times).

In the meantime please take care of yourselves, your loved ones and those around you.


Our 54th Anniversary Dinner






was held on 2nd March. This is always a popular event among the members and, as we boarded the bus which was to take us to the Expanse Hotel in Bridlington, we were full of anticipation of a fun evening ahead. We were certainly not disappointed and, wearing our party wear, we enjoyed an evening of good food and friendly chatter. Arriving back in Filey, still chattering and feeling very replete, we all declared it had been a very happy occasion indeed.

Unfortunately due to the coronavirus situation and the wellbeing of our members, we have


On Sunday 1st March, Elliot Imeson, was baptised at St Oswald Church, Filey. The photo shows proud mum and dad Jessica and Daniel. Elliot behaved wonderfully at the font and was introduced to the congregation in a walkabout by Rev Nigel.


cancelled all our meetings until the end of April and it now seems as if we will have to do this indefinitely. However, we have now set up an email Keep in Touch Group for our members to keep social contact with one another and swap news, ideas or even moan about the situation. Any members wishing to take part can do so by contacting Brenda on 518280 or Judy 512510 and they will add your name to the group. In the meantime, we urge everyone to stay safe and stay positive until our lives get back to normality.

HUNMANBY & DISTRICT GARDEN PRODUCE ASSOCIATION Unfortunately due to the Corona virus advice from the government Hunmanby and District Garden Produce Association are having to cancel the April and May meetings as well as our Coffee morning on May 9th. The Committee will see how things develop over the next few weeks before making a decision regarding our 75th anniversary show on August 2nd. All is not lost though as our potato challenge is still going ahead. For ÂŁ2 we give you a bag and a chitted seed

Chitted potatoes at the ready!

potato and all you have to do is fill the bag with compost and the potato, and care for and cherish it until Saturday 5th September when we have the grand weigh in at The Community Centre Stonegate Hunmanby. It's a fun morning where we weigh the results of your hard work. Prizes for the heaviest potato and the heaviest weight of your combined potatoes. Give it a go it will help the next few months pass quickly. For further information please contact Steve Rose on 07531610347 or email hunmanbygardenshow@hot mail.com. We all hope that all members, exhibitors readers, and Filey Bay Today staff stay safe and well.

FILEY PROBUS CLUB It is with regret but in line with current government recommendation and with the wellbeing of our members and their families in mind that we announce all future meetings and events are cancelled until further notice. Should any 14

member or widow of a member have any difficulties our president Mr Terry Parkinson or Cyril Walden would be pleased to hear from them to see if we can help or advise. It's important we keep in touch, lets phone, email or even write to one another. I am attempting to add a fortnightly social interaction on our website so please watch this space. Any items of news, interest, life story, poems or humour that you can submit would be appreciated and should be sent to Terry or Cyril.

FILEY SUPPER CLUB Unfortunately, in light of the current situation, our meal meeting has been cancelled. We will update members as we progress in these unprecedented times.

FILEY ART SOCIETY Unfortunately the Easter Exhibition has been cancelled however hopefully the August exhibition will go ahead should the current situation subside. A Filey Bay Today Publication

CHURCH SERVICES Times are correct to the best of Filey Bay Today’s knowledge.

St Oswald’s, Church Cliff

1st Sun. Eve: Songs of Praise

10.30 Holy Communion (except 1st Sunday each month—Parish Praise) Evening Prayer 3.00pm

Hunmanby Cross Hill

St John’s, West Avenue

Holy Communion 8.30 2nd Sunday

Second and Fourth Sundays 10.00-11.00am “Café Church” doors open from 9.30am. Coffee and a warm welcome guaranteed. 5th Sunday 10.00am Holy Communion

Methodist Church, Murray St Sunday at 10.30am & 6.00pm Second Wednesday of month: 10.00am Holy Communion

10.30 Sunday Morning Worship and 10.30 Junior Church

All Saints, Hunmanby 8am first Sunday of the month Main service 11am each Sunday Evening worship 18.30 each Sunday

St Thomas’s, Gristhorpe Morning Service 11.00 Sunday Family Service Holy Communion 11.00 (3rd Sunday)

Second Saturday each month: 3.00pm Messy church

All Saints, Muston

St Mary’s Catholic Church, 23 Brooklands

Salvation Army, Mitford Street

Saturday Vigil Mass 4pm (GMT) 6pm (BST)

11.00 Morning Service

Sunday 10.30am Mass

Salvation Army, Mitford St Sunday 10.30am & 6pm

1st and 4th Sunday 9.30am. 2nd and 3rd Sunday 10am

18.00 Evening Worship

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All workshops are also cancelled until further notice.

FILEY MOTHERS UNION Filey Mother’s Union had a meeting on 4th March led by Sheila Ives. Sheila read an article from Family's First, a Mother's Union magazine. It was about inspiring change around the world. There were stories of selfreliance, peace and safety and gender justice.

We cancelled the meeting usually on the 3rd Wednesday as we were holding a Lady Day service on 25th. However, the worry of corona virus put pay to that and now meetings have been suspended until things improve.

FILEY FLOWER CLUB It is with regret that all all Filey Flower Club meetings have been cancelled in light

of the Covid19 pandemic as the health of members and demonstrators is paramount. We hope to see you for the start of the next season in October but there could be some changes. We will keep you all posted.

FRIENDS OF FILEY MUSEUM Sadly, the museum that was due to open for the summer season will remain shut until further notice.

WHAT’S ON 2020 A few of the important dates for your diary, a flavour of events happening in Filey in 2020. Of course, we will add new events throughout the year as we get news of them. 8th May 75th Anniversary of VE Day 8th – 10th May Filey Folk Festival th


16 -17 May Steampunk Weekend 22nd – 24th May Filey Literature Festival th


13 -14 June Filey Food Festival th

13 June Great Yorkshire Bike Ride 20th – 21st June Filey Sailing Club Regatta 16

1st August Yorkshire Day st


1 – 2 August RNLI Lifeboat Weekend th

5 August Filey Lions Great Ball Race th


8 – 9 August Filey Food Festival th


29 – 31 August Filey Art Society Summer Exhibition 5th – 13th September Filey Fishing Festival 6th September

Filey 10K Beach Run 25th – 26th September Trackrod Rally

10th – 11th October Filey Food Festival 7th November Filey Lions Bonfire 5th December Fishtive Tree Switch on

*dates correct at time of publishing and in light of the current global pandemic are subject to change

STEAMPUNK 2020 By Dominic Walsh Steampunk Weekend cancelled, but Shaun Gagg artwork guaranteed to be won Under normal circumstances, the gathering of tanks on the beach and large numbers of

people dressed in fashions fusing Jules Verne and H.G. Wells would be wholly expected over a May weekend in Filey. Sadly, these are not normal circumstances and organisers have chosen to take the difficult, but socially responsible decision, to cancel this year’s edition of Filey Steampunk. While public spaces such as

restaurants, cafes, pubs, bars and theatres are currently closed, the weekend of 16th / 17th May remains several weeks away and much could improve before then. However, since public safety remains the priority, organisers are committed to acting in absolute compliance with government announcements and legislation. As no time frame is available, the organisers felt they had no choice but to act decisively in the public interest.

To mark this year’s event, the highly regarded Shaun Gagg has donated a piece of his artwork as a major raffle prize. ‘Nuts about You’ (images available online) is a valuable and sought-after piece of Gagg’s work. Tickets cost just £1 and are available from Mrs Bishop’s Doggy-Deli on Murray Street. The draw for this raffle will still go ahead and the winner will be notified in due course.

FILEY LIONS To help our children pass the time during this enforced school break we thought it might be a good 17

idea to hold a competition (see below for details)

Easter Competition 3 x age groups 1. Under 5’s 2. 5’s to 8’s 3. 9’s to 12’s Paint, draw, model, knit, sew or whatever you want to do... The theme is Spring/Easter Prizes are 1st, 2nd, 3rd for each age group, prizes to be Easter Eggs and a certificate from Lion’s Club.


As we're cutting down on interaction entry is by Facebook only to Filey Lion’s where photo’s need to be presented via the message button. All entries need to have the artists name and age clearly visible.

(Please indicate if we are able post names and ages of the winners) All to live in the Filey & District Lions area which is Filey, Gristhorpe, Lebberston, Folkton, Flixton, Hunmanby, Muston, Primrose Valley, Reighton or


Closing date for entries is Thursday 9th April - 4PM. Entries to be judged by Lion President John Casey and Lion Ann Tyndall and announced on Easter Sunday via Facebook page and prizes presented afterwards as soon as is practicable. The winners will be announced/placed on Filey Lions Facebook page on Easter Saturday. Good luck everyone!

(Judges results are final)

FILEY LIBRARY CELEBRATES ITS SILVER JUBILEE IT IS 25 YEARS THIS APRIL SINCE IT MOVED TO ITS CURRENT LOCATION FROM WEST AVENUE How much do YOU know about Filey Library? DID YOU KNOW that in common with many other County Councils, North of its libraries in the face of cuts in government spending and that following extensive consultation it was decided that Filey library should become a ‘hybrid’ library in April 2017? DID YOU KNOW that Filey Library was initially fully staffed and paid for by North Yorkshire County Council? A ‘hybrid’ library means that the building management remains the responsibility of the Council whilst the day to day running of the library is carried out by volunteers under the supervision of a full-time librarian paid for by the Council. DID YOU KNOW that Filey

library currently has 27 volunteers – and is always looking for new recruits! This move to a ‘hybrid’ library, supported by the Council, has meant that the library has been able to maintain the same opening hours whilst expanding the range of services that it can offer. Naturally, this relies to a large extent on the residents of Filey being prepared to invest their time, effort and expertise, which is co-ordinated by the Filey Library Action Group, a Committee formed from the volunteers. DID YOU KNOW that in 2018, an extensive refurbishment of the library was carried out by the Council, including the provision of new computers for public use; more modern self-service equipment being installed for the borrowing of books; new tables and chairs and carousels for the display of books, all of which help to make Filey library a welcoming and vibrant asset to the community? DID YOU KNOW that Filey Library offers opportunities for all ages, with a variety of interests and that

membership is FREE? Gone are the days when a library existed purely as a means of borrowing books or looking up information in reference books. DID YOU KNOW that there is a separate section of the library for junior members with books and DVD’s available to be borrowed; a weekly story-telling session is held for children under the age of 5, as well as a Play session for children in the same age group? There is a Craft session for all juniors and a Code Club for avid computer buffs, plus all children up to the age of 11 are encouraged to enter the Summer Reading Challenge during the school holidays. DID YOU KNOW that for the more senior members there is a wide-ranging section of Large Print and audio books as well as a home delivery service for those who are housebound, plus disabled parking just outside the building? DID YOU KNOW that the ten computers offer free WiFi for members to access their emails or carry out online research and appointments can be made with a volunteer if help is needed 19

to obtain a Blue Badge, bus pass or with an IT issue? Printing and photocopying in black and white or colour plus a variety of sizes is also available. DID YOU KNOW that group activities such as Knit and Natter, Jigsaw Swap, Book Club, Writers Group, Creative Writing, Family History, Embroidery Group and lectures on a wide

range of subjects are regular features? DID YOU KNOW that there is a coffee machine plus newspapers and magazines to read? DID YOU KNOW that there is a meeting room available for hire and that Scarborough Borough Council has a representative available to help with queries on Mondays and

Wednesdays from 10 – 5?

Filey Library is YOUR library and EVERYONE IS WELCOME to visit and make use of its facilities. If you have any queries about the services on offer or would like to volunteer your help, please telephone 01609 536608. We look forward to seeing you!

The opening of the Library on Southdene on Thursday 13th April 1933. The building cost approximately ÂŁ1400 and had around 4000 books. Filey was the first town in the East Riding to have a library in a purpose built building.


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By Dominic Walsh The annual Filey Bay Today grant awards took place in the town’s council chambers last month, rewarding many of the superb local charities and services for their endeavours and enabling them to continue their important work in the community. One of this year’s successful applicants was a new face helping to plug some of the gaps left by funding cuts to essential children’s services. Thrive Alive was awarded £150 to help it grow its capacity to improve the prospects of young people.

that early childhood trauma can have on young people. Based on this experience and a desire to help young people learn how to cope with the enormity of their negative experiences and to re-engage with adults they view as authority figures, the idea of branching out themselves gradually

occurred to them.

While Tim had been reflecting on ways to implement a more directly focused form of alternative provision for young people in need of intervention for some time, the decision to play a proactive role in delivering such provision

Thrive Alive is the brainchild of Tim Harvey. Tim and his wife have been foster parents for a number of years and have witnessed the impact 23

came to him as a result of his experiences in social work. Having seen first-hand how financial cuts had led to many bridging services being massively reduced or withdrawn altogether, he asked himself a simple question: “What can I do?” It was the question that would finally get things moving. Initial discussions with Sport England took place in the early planning stages and a basic outline for what the finished product might look like came into sharper focus. However, it would be another two years before the first funding began to appear in the form of £23,000 from Stronger Communities and the George Martin Trust. The money was enough to acquire an 8m long converted event trailer, complete with a kitchen, a 3m retractable pod on one side and fold-away terracing on the other. It offered the perfect environment to adapt, kit-out and use to engage children on the edge of the conventional school system.

Together with a small team of stakeholders and volunteers – each with full DBS clearance and experience in education or 24

social care – Thrive Alive offers bespoke packages on a one-to-one or small group basis, all designed to help young people who have experienced trauma, are struggling to engage and integrate at school, or who are vulnerable in their communities. These packages include innovative interventions, training, play and outdoor activities to support children in gaining insight and confidence. Thrive Alive has a quality range of resources based around its mobile children’s centre and café which makes it a unique service in the area. Activities on offer look set to expand, too. Together with Raincliffe Woods, Thrive Alive hopes to create a woodland trail complete with woodland characters to find along the way. Experience has taught Tim that talking is the first barrier to achieving a breakthrough as many of the children who are referred have lost trust in authority and services. One of the ways this is addressed at Thrive Alive is through simple, non-threatening tasks involving everyday objects and finding ways to use them

to express the emotions they stimulate. The team works predominantly with children in the middle-school agegroup (Yrs 4 – 9) and involves parents and teachers throughout the process, something reiterated in its various policy statements. Programmes typically last for six weeks, with one session per week. Parents have the choice of remaining present during sessions, but teachers from each child’s school are encouraged to actively engage by attending one session in order to bridge the gap between school and the off-site provision. To ensure that all parties can agree and help to inform the nature of provision being delivered, it is best that referrals are made directly through schools. Parents are invited to contact us for more information or to ask schools to consider involving us at your request. All referrals should be made via our website and a downloadable referral form is coming soon.

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In 1875, John and Margaret Gibson bought the property. John Gibson had previously spent fifteen years as the licensee of The Pack Horse Inn (Queen Street) and applied to the Brewster sessions in York for a liqueur licence for North Cliff Villa. To support his request, he produced a photograph of the premises together with numerously signed testimonials. The Licensed Victuallers Association in Filey opposed the application. Subsequently, the judge refused the licence citing that in Filey there was already a third more licensed houses in

By Wendy Rhodes In 1830 there were only two houses in what is now known as ‘New Filey’. The first was Mr & Mrs Smith’s red brick residence known as Cliff House (now Bronte Vinery and Charlotte’s Cafe) which for many years was the farthest house in a southerly direction. The second was William Voase’s Villa ‘North Cliff Villa’, which he had built facing the sea.

William was the son of John and Francis Voase, who was listed in the directory of Hull 1823 as wine and spirit merchants and ship owners. The Voase’s later became the owners of Anlaby Hall. William Voase died in 1845, and Sir Thomas Digby Legard of Ganton Hall bought the Villa and enlarged it to twice its original size, making it his occasional residence. Following Sir Thomas’s death, the property passed to Sir Charles Legard the 11th Baronet. Sir Charles sold the Villa in 1861 to Richard H Foord, the Rector

proportion to the population compared to that of Scarborough or Bridlington. John Gibson died shortly afterwards, but his wife and children continued to run North Cliff as a lodging house until the late 1880s.

In 1890, a spinster named Miss Elinor Clarke bought North Cliff and ordered the immediate demolition of the

Villa and commissioned respected architect, Walter. H. Brierley to design a new substantial building. The new North Cliff Villa was completed in 1892 and is generally as it stands today. Miss Clarke died on 4th January 1905, aged 63. In her will, she left the sum of £157,939 (equivalent today (2020) of £19,330,432.06), a considerable amount of money which has for many

years led to speculation as to the origins of Miss Clarke’s fortune. Mistakenly, previous records recorded that Miss Clarke was a descendant of the wealthy Clark’s cotton family from Scotland. She wasn’t. She was no relation to this family whatsoever (different spelling of the surname). Elinor’s origins were closer to home. Elinor Clarke was born in

The following pictures show the latest development in the history of Northcliff. Filey in Bloom have commissioned a series of pictures depicting the history of the gardens and greenhouse at Northcliff. They can be found on the, now not-blank, wall where the greenhouse stood until 1992.

Chorlton on Medlock, Manchester on the 18th September 1842. Her parents were Robert Dennison Clarke and Jane Clarke (nee Skelton). Robert had his own paper-staining business in central Manchester with his partner John Mush. Elinor’s mother Jane was a farmer’s daughter from Wrelton, Yorkshire. Robert and Jane married on 8th July 1837 at Collegiate Church Manchester (now Manchester Cathedral). The couple had four children,

but unfortunately, a daughter Mary died in infancy. The surviving children were Robert Dennison (Jr), Eliza and Elinor. Initially, the family lived at 18, Robert Street, Chorlton on Medlock, in a house they rented from a local landowner Mr Tysick.

preventative vaccines available to stop the spread of disease. Consumption or tuberculosis – so called as it ‘consumed’ the whole body, with the patient’s weight dropping drastically as the disease progressed. Reports claimed that fresh air was the only cure for this dreadful disease. Therefore, Robert was sent to Scarborough to convalesce with Jane’s uncle (Skelton boat-builders, Sandside, Scarborough). Regrettably, it was too late, Robert was beyond recovery. He died

Robert and Jane were married seven years when Robert contracted consumption. The disease was rampant in Victorian England, mainly due to poor water supplies, and bad living conditions, and no


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aged thirty-seven in Scarborough on 27th March 1844. Robert did not leave a will, but he did leave a significant amount of money in the sum of ten thousand pounds. His estate was decided at the Prerogative Court of York. The Prerogative Court of York had jurisdiction over Cheshire, Cumberland, Durham, Lancashire and others. This court had the authority to grant probate or administration where the diocesan courts could not 28

entertain the case owing to the deceased having died possessed of goods above a set value in each of two or more dioceses. Not long after, tragedy struck again, and mother Jane also fell ill and died soon after. Following, their mother’s death, Elinor, her brother, and sister were baptised at St Saviour’s Church, Manchester on 6th August 1847. Before her death, Jane planned for her children to be educated in the care of two spinster sisters Elizabeth and Anne

Alderson. The sisters were clergyman’s daughters; their father was Rev. William Alderson, the Rector of Everingham. The sisters’ brother William was a prison chaplain at Wakefield Prison. William was married to the poet and hymnist Eliza Sibbald Alderson nee Dykes, who wrote many hymns including Lord of Glory, who has brought us, together with and now, beloved Lord, Thy soul resigning. Eliza was also the sister of John Bacchus Dykes, the famous

composer who wrote over three hundred hymns, including Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty. Initially, the children went to live with the sisters at Strawberry Cottage Matlock, where they are recorded on the 1851 census as ‘orphans, and scholars at home’. Ten years later the sisters together with Eliza Clarke (Elinor’s sister) are living at Wakefield Prison where Mr Alderson was the prison chaplain. Elinor was teaching at a private school in Lytham St Anne’s.

Jane’s brother John Skelton was influential over the upbringing of his nieces and nephews and kept a fatherly eye over them. John married Miss Ellen Brown in 1844. Ellen’s father Thomas Brown was a wealthy landowner from Greenheys Chorlton-cum-Medlock. John and Ellen had a house built in Timperley named Pickering Lodge. This house, an opulent and substantial residence with immaculate gardens which spanned 50 acres on Moss Lane and included cottages then named Grove cottages.

Unfortunately, not long after the couple moved in, tragedy struck the family once again as Ellen contracted cholera and died shortly after. The Alderson sisters moved to Filey in 1862, when Elizabeth and Anne purchased 1 Rutland Terrace. The property had previously been owned by architect Mr Elsworth. In 1871, the census chronicles the sisters living there ‘on the interest of monies’ the other occupants of the house were their niece


Caroline, nephew William, and the Alderson’s sisters’ younger brother Richard, who was a surgeon. Robert and Eliza were both busy with their own lives in London and Croydon, whilst Elinor was still teaching in Lytham. The Alderson sisters were excellent tutors, and with their direction, the children received a good standard of education. Robert Denison Clarke Jr went on to study law at Gonville & Caius College Cambridge, where he graduated with a BA in Law in 1861, followed three years later with an MA. He was called to the bar (Middle Temple) in 1865. Eliza became engaged to one of her brother’s friends William Fox-Hawes who was also a barrister. The couple married at St Oswald’s Church, Filey on the 1st November 1866. They then


moved to Croydon and had five children. Unfortunately, Eliza died on 3rd April 1881 aged 43. Her husband William remarried in 1884 and had another daughter Caroline Fox-Hawes.

died in 1860 leaving him the farm in Wrelton. The cottages attached to the farm were again rented out and the farmhouse itself became a pub named The Bean Sheaf.

Uncle John Skelton (Jr), had inherited warehouses in New High Street, Central Manchester from his uncle George Wood together with property known as The Polygon (Ardwick). In 1844, Skelton agreed to let the High Street properties to John Rylands, Manchester’s first multi-millionaire. The businessmen agreed that Mr Rylands could join the properties together and let them on a long lease. The property is now occupied by Debenhams. He also inherited property in Chorlton (Chorlton Row) from his father-in-law Thomas Brown which he rented out. John’s father

John continued to invest in property. In Scarborough, he bought and developed Pavilion Square, and in 1870 the Pavilion Hotel was built, (later owned by the Laughton family). In 1860, he sold part of his land in Timperley to the Timperley and Altrincham Railway Company, to build a link line between Stockport and Warrington, his name is still preserved at the junction Skelton Junction (Timperley). John continued to reside at Pickering Lodge, until 1873, when he met and married Miss Elizabeth Lavinia Theobald, the daughter of the Rev. Thomas Theobald, the Rector of Nunnery and Private Chaplain to Lord

Palmerston. The wedding took place at Christchurch, Clifton, Bristol, but then the couple moved to London, where they bought two properties, 36 Eaton Square, and a rambling house in Forest Hill Park, Clewer (Windsor). John made a will, leaving his possessions and property to his wife. However, Elizabeth died three years before him. Therefore, the will was amended with the bulk of his estate going to his next of kin, his nephew Robert Dennison Clarke (Jr). Niece Elinor was bequeathed £5,000. His deceased niece’s family (Fox Hawes) were left the rents from the Polygon properties in Manchester which were to be divided between them. John was also a very charitable person and bequeathed a sum of one thousand pounds, the income from which to be distributed at Christmas for the benefit of the poor at Wrelton and Cropton. John Skelton died on 1st June 1886. Robert Dennison Clarke (Jr) sold Pavilion Square, Scarborough and 36 Eaton Square, London, and moved

into the house at Forest Hill Park in Clewer. Robert had a housekeeper, Emily King, who had a son called John Skelton Clarke King. (What relation the child was to either Robert or John Skelton is unclear). However, his will provided an income for both these people for the rest of their lives (unfortunately, John Skelton Clarke King (a trainee solicitor) was killed in action in 1916 aged twenty-eight) Robert bequeathed the property he had inherited from his uncle and his estate to his only remaining relative and next of kin his sister Elinor. Three years later at age fifty Robert died. The estate now reverted to Elinor Clarke. Now a woman of substance, Elinor sold many of her inherited properties, including Forest Hill Park, Clewer (which backed onto Windsor Castle). In his will, John Skelton left a freehold plot of land containing 2 acres, 1 rood, 26 perches, and the 2 cottages in Timperley (Formerly Pickering Lodge Estate) which at the time of Robert Dennison Clarke’s Jr’s death was let to Mr Keymer at an

annual rent of £45. Mr Keymer was a Manchester merchant and farmer. In October 1893 Elinor Clarke sold the land and cottages to Sidney Keymer, who continued to let them out until his death in 1919. Around this time, Elinor also sold the cottages in Wrelton. Elinor, together with John Shaw a well-to-do colliery owner of Darrington Hall, Darrington, was involved with the restoration of Welburn Hall in Kirkbymoorside, which had once belonged to the Squire Shepperd of Douthwaite Dale. The property had been left empty for over one hundred years and required extensive renovation. A total of £25,000 was spent on the restoration, which at the time was most probably more than the house was worth. Elinor sold the property to Mr Shaw who went on to complete the renovations, adding a new kitchen wing, servant’s hall, stables and a gatehouse. Exactly, what Elinor’s interest in this renovation is at the time of writing (2020) is unclear. However, it may have been political, as Elinor was a staunch conservative, 31

as was Mr Shaw. It could be that Elinor was a member of the Primrose League, an organisation created by Lord Randolph Churchill (father of Sir Winston) whose membership welcomed women, subsequently, many women joined in their droves. These members provided the party with a vast army of volunteers from constituencies throughout the country. Elinor was most likely one of them. North Cliff Villa remains a very impressive building, with rambling gardens that extend to the seafront. The Greenhouse in 1989


Originally, there was a large greenhouse located where Belvedere Villa once was. (This house was demolished to accommodate this structure and to extend the gardens) Local rumours (not substantiated) say that Elinor wanted to marry Canon Arthur Cooper the ‘walking parson’ of Filey and that she built North Cliff Villa and its greenhouse to impress him. Even if this rumour were true, Elinor’s ‘devotion’ to the Canon was unsuccessful as the Reverend married the much younger Maude Nicholson in 1891.

The house has a separate cottage, which was occupied by Elinor’s driver George Gofton and his family. At the back of the house was a piece of land that the locals named Clarke’s Asphalt, where Elinor allowed the local fishermen to dry and mend their nets. There was also a separate meeting room which Elinor donated as a community meeting room, primarily used by the Boy Scouts. Elizabeth Alderson died at North Cliff Villa age 95 (her sister Anne died five years earlier). She had been a mentor, friend, substitute

mother and educator to Elinor and her family for most of her life. Elinor Clarke died on 4th January 1905; aged 63. She had suffered from gout for many years. Her obituary says, ‘Elinor was a generous friend to the poor, and the Church of England, and true to the Conservative cause in Filey.’ Before her death, she had provided new choir stalls for Filey parish church. Miss Clarke was also one of the largest private donors of shirts and clothing to the troops during the war. The Yeomanry guard named a Maxim gun in her honour. At Elinor’s funeral, reports say that Canon Cooper was physically shaking and visibly upset when he conducted the service. Elinor’s estate was left to her niece and namesake Elinor Fox Hawes, together with the rest of her sister Eliza’s children. However, she did leave a legacy to her driver George Gofton and her companion Annie Swann, together with a small amount to her cook and her butler. North Cliff Villa, the coach house and stables were advertised for sale in March

1905 and auctioned at the Foords Hotel. There was only one bid of £5,000 made by a Mr William Barber of Scarborough. Subsequently, the sale was withdrawn.

sadly died young at the age of 43. Following her husband’s death, Caroline lived at 30A Hanover Square, Middlesex, but died in June 1926 in Paris.

The National Union of printers, bookbinders, and paper workers bought North Cliff Villa in 1925, and it became a Convalescent home for its members.

Elinor’s housekeeper and companion, Annie Amelia Swann inherited £200 a year for life from Elinor’s will. Annie moved from Filey to St John's Wood, London where she is recorded as living off ‘private means.’ Elinor’s faithful chauffeur George Gofton continued to live in Filey with his wife and family.

In later years, North Cliff Villa was divided into three separate privately owned apartments. However, recently the flats have been bought and the property is once more a large elegant house. So, what happened next? As stated, Elinor Clarke left the majority of her estate to her niece and namesake Elinor Fox-Hawes. Elinor FoxHawes lived in Bournemouth until her death in 1956. Whereby, the monies were then bequeathed to Terence FoxHawes a schoolmaster from Bournemouth. Terence died in 1991 leaving an estate valued at £49,564 3sd 11d. Elinor’s other niece Caroline Fox-Hawes who was also a benefactor in Elinor’s will married a Belgium man named Raoul Robichon, who

Elinor Clarke is buried in St Oswald’s churchyard close to the ravine. In 1907 a stained-glass window was donated to the church by her nieces Caroline Robichon (nee Fox-Hawes) and Elinor Fox-Hawes in honour of their aunt. A fitting memorial to a memorable and inscrutable woman. © W.M Rhodes 2020 Further stories of the History of Filey and its People are available in this book. Available on Amazon and all good bookshops and digital platforms. https:// amzn.to/2rObpLl 33

FILEY TOWN SERVICE BUS TIMETABLE F1 Sycamore 10.42 12.12 13.42 10.45 12.15 13.45 10.47 12.17 13.47 10.49 12.19 13.49 10.50 12.20 13.50 10.52 12.22 13.52 10.55 12.25 13.55 11.00 12.30 14.00 F2 Wharfedale Filey Bus Stn 09.00 10.30 12.00 13.30 Cawthorn Cres 09.02 10.32 12.02 13.32 Pasture Cres 09.03 10.33 12.03 13.33 Wharfedale 09.04 10.34 12.04 13.34 Grange Ave 09.06 10.36 12.06 13.36 Clarence Dr 09.07 10.37 12.07 13.37 Murray St 09.12 10.42 12.12 13.42 F1 and F2 Service operates Monday to Friday Services F1 or F2 at 14.30 and 14.45 do not operate on a Tuesday and Thursday. Murray St Filey Bus Stn Arndale Way Wooldale Dr Sycamore Ave West Road Filey Bus Stn Murray St

09.12 09.15 09.17 09.19 09.20 09.22 09.25 09.30

14.42 14.45 14.47 14.49 14.50 14.52 14.55 15.00 14.30 14.32 14.33 14.34 14.36 14.37 14.42

F3 Demand Response Flexibus Covering all areas of Filey. Operating between the times of: 9.00 to 18.00 when not in use on another service. The bus can be booked by either: Phone: 07776 232195 Email: olympicminicoaches@yahoo.com F4 Country Park Filey Bus Stn 09.33 11.03 12.33 14.03 Murray St 09.35 11.05 12.35 14.05 West Ave 09.37 11.07 12.37 14.07 The Crescent 09.40 11.10 12.40 14.10 The Beach 09.43 11.13 12.43 14.13 Country Park 09.45 11.15 12.45 14.15 Filey Bus Stn 09.50 11.20 12.50 14.20 Service F4 Operates Monday to Friday from Spring Bank Holiday to the last Friday in September.

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DID YOU KNOW THAT JESUS IS ALIVE? By Ian Henderson Many people have heard that the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified, but not so many know that, after 3 days, He rose from the dead. Yes, JESUS IS ALIVE! This is what makes the Christian faith unique. Christianity is not a religion about a person who is dead; it is a relationship with a person who lives – and Easter is the time when we especially remember that CHRIST IS RISEN (1 Corinthians 15:20). Everything about the Lord Jesus Christ tells us that He is a unique person – •

He was born of a virgin – no human father was involved!

He lived a perfect and sinless life.

He could heal any disease.

He raised people from death.

He walked on the sea.

He fed thousands of people with five loaves and two fishes.

He could forgive sins.

He claimed to be equal with God.

All the facts do indeed point to the truth that JESUS is the Son of God - and yet on the first Good Friday, the Lord Jesus Christ died. On that day, mob rule replaced simple justice in Jerusalem. The crowd screamed for His death and the Roman Governor, Pontius Pilate, proved too weak to resist the pressure. He was brutally beaten, crucified and left to die. The Bible tells us the reason why ‘Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures’ (1 Corinthians 15:3). That is a vital part of the Easter message. Sin separates us from God and means that we justly deserve His eternal punishment. However, Jesus died for our sins so that we could be forgiven. The slate can be wiped clean! That’s the good news! But there is more…

Easter not only reminds us that the Lord Jesus Christ died, but that ‘He rose again the third day’ (1 Corinthians

15:4). His body was taken from the cross and laid in a new tomb. A large stone was rolled across the entrance and soldiers were sent to guard the body. Despite this, the Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead on the first Easter Sunday - the Lord Jesus Christ overcame death. The Bible tells us that, because the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins – and rose again - ‘He is able to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him’ (Hebrews 7:25). If you are prepared to repent of your sin and trust the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour, you can have the assurance that your sins are forgiven and that you have eternal life. Because the Lord Jesus Christ Himself conquered death, He is able to offer eternal life in Heaven to all who put their faith and trust in Him. Jesus said – ‘He that heareth My Word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation, but is passed from death unto life’ (John 5:24).


WOLD NEWTON NEWS Due to the current situation, all the normal services at All Saints’ Church are suspended until further notice. Please contact the Rev. Barbara Hodgson (01262 470873) for any further information regarding special services such as funerals, weddings etc. The Community Centre will be closed after Friday 20th March. Contact Judith (01262 470368) for up-to-date information.

All Saints’ Church will continue to be kept open during the day. Contemplative peace and worship have taken place there for over a millennium and you are very welcome to come as individuals to share the peace therein and commune with God – or yourself. We will always endeavour to be a place of sanctuary.



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Filey Con Club - Bingo 7pm Hunmanby Playing Field Association - Pool Night The Anvil - Early Bird Dinner

The Station Hotel - Bingo 7.30pm The Cottage - Quiz Night Hunmanby Playing Field Association - Darts Night

Belle Vue - Quiz Night and Games 8.30pm Filey Con Club - Free Snooker The Hunmanby Playing Fields Association - Cash Bingo 4 x£100 Jackpots

Filey Con Club - Bingo 1pm, Quiz Night and Games 9pm The Station Hotel - Karaoke The Grapes - Bingo and Play Your Cards Right 8pm

Bonhommes - Karaoke with Sammi Lee 9pm The Station Hotel - Karaoke with Lindy The Grapes - Karaoke 8.30pm

Bonhommes - The Saturday Quiz 4pm Filey Con Club - Bingo 7pm, Open the Box 9pm, Quiz 9.15pm The Cottage - Karaoke with Hilda The Star - Quiz and games 4.05pm The Grapes - Karaoke 8.30pm Filey Sports Bar and Lounge - 3 for £12 on Gins and Mixer PLUS Forecast Pool Draw 6pm

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Club/Activity ‘Just Dance’ for Adults Aquafit

Details Zoe (GDS) Reighton Village Hall


The Bay Swimming Pool. With Lesley, FileyFit


Evron Centre Filey, £5 per lesson. Contact Dorothy 01482 870975

Ta Da’nce

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Ta Da’nce Infants (age 4-7) Modern Ta Da’nce Juniors (age 8+) Modern/ Acro St John’s Church.

Just Dance Minis Pilates 45


Zoe (GDS) Hunmanby Community Centre


Babs Pilates - 45 minute Pilates class at St John’s Church Hall.


Zoe (GDS) Hunmanby Community Centre


Evron Centre Filey, contact James Davey 07852291845 or email jdavey@gkrkarate.com


Zoe (GDS) Hunmanby Community Centre


Babs Pilates - St John’s Church Hall.

T’ai Chi Health and Relaxation

Just Dance GKR Karate


Time 10am

Zumba Pilates Seated Exercise to Music


Evron Centre Concert Hall. Gentle exercise run by Age UK . £3 per session. Contact Pat on 01723 379058



St John’s Church, West Avenue. With FileyFit

Latin & Ballroom Dancing Fitsteps FAB (Low impact) Pilates


Zoe (GDS) Hunmanby Community Centre


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Gristhorpe & Lebberston Village Hall. £4 per session, spaces limited so please book on 07951934488

Pilates Hatha Yoga


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Concert Hall, Evron Centre. Contact Monica Johns 01723 514206 or Geraldine Smith 01723 514033 (please ref. Badminton)


Hunmanby Community Centre. Relaxation, mobility, improving health. £4 per session


Zoe (GDS) Burton Fleming Village Hall


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Babs Pilates - Cross Hill Methodist Church Hunmanby


Zoe (GDS) Room 69, Filey Evron Centre


Zoe (GDS) Room 69, Filey Evron Centre


Zoe (GDS) Room 69, Filey Evron Centre

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Wold Newton Community Centre. £4.00 per class. Call 01262 470368 Babs Pilates - Muston Village Hall Babs Pilates - St. John's Church


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Methodist Church, guild, fellowship and speaker. Refreshments available.


Filey Methodist Church. Contact Robyn 07577957559 or robynkeech@hotmail.com

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Filey in Bloom


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Weight Watchers Craft Club



2pm— 4pm 2pm— 4pm 7pm

St Johns Church. Alzheimer’s Society memory Café. Last Tuesday of the month. Gristhorpe & Lebberston Village Hall. Bring your own equipment. £4 St Mary’s Church , Brooklands. Contact info@fileyshowgroup.co.uk or call 07443909727 Room 21 Evron Centre Gristhorpe & Lebberston Village Hall. Meet monthly. Filey Library. (3rd Thursday of the month) Contact Jane Poulton through the Library for more details. St John’s Church Hall. Contact Mrs P Meek 01723 515029 St Mary’s Church Hall , contact dianewhitehead2001@yahoo.com

9.15am 1.30pm

Soundings Creative Writing Group Filey Handbell Ringers Union of Catholic Mothers Hunmanby Silver Band Coffee Morning Hunmanby Parents & Tots Pop in Club Jazz Club Coffee morning Dog Club Hunmanby Silver Band Dog Training

3pm– 4.30 7pm 7.30pm 10.30am 9.30— 12.45 10am 7pm 10am 11.30am —1pm 10.30am 10am— 11.15am 11.45am —1pm

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Hunmanby Community Centre Coffee Morning (after mass) at St Marys Church Hall. First Friday includes a cake stall Hunmanby Community Centre. All parents welcome Hunmanby Community Centre Hunmanby Community Centre Filey Methodist Church Masonic Hall, Rutland Street. £4 per person. Contact Jeannie 01723 512712 Hunmanby Community Centre 10 am Beginners Class— 11.45 Improvers Class. Masonic Hall, Rutland Street. Contact Jeannie 01723 512712 or www.jeanniesdogtraining.co.uk





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