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The History of Filey North Yorkshire

This fully revised book follows the development of the town of Filey in North (formerly East) Yorkshire from its origins as a village settlement closely involved with the sea and fishing to its growth as a holiday resort in the reign of Queen Victoria to changes in the present day. Points of interest along the way include Filey's involvement with the pioneer aviators and the building of Butlin's Holiday Camp.  The book is fully illustrated with early and contemporary photographs.

Michael Fearon was born in Filey and his home has always been here.  Following time at school in Bridlington, army service in the Far East and study in Leeds, he lectured in Physics  at Hull Nautical College, later part of Humberside College of Higher Education.

He has been associated with Filey Museum since its opening in 1971 and his time as a member of Filey Town Council included two years as Town Mayor

This book is recommended as a first class work of local history.

Published by Blackthorn Press, Blackthorn House, Middleton Road. Pickering, YO18 8AL.  ISBN  978 1 906259 06

 

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