History of Filey North Yorkshire
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