Filey Bay 1779 research group works to promote and raise awareness of marine heritage on the Yorkshire Coast, with a significant event in history, the battle of Flamborough Head, being one of its primary areas of promotion.

They have been developing their resources for educational purposes and the benefit of tourism, culture, and heritage in the communities of Filey Bay.

They have previously transformed our PA Trailer into a Mobile Heritage Centre to raise awareness at the Emergency Services Family Fun Day event in Filey, which saw over 4,000 people enjoy the day.  It is also being used over the anniversary weekend in September.

Each year the Festival keeps growing – this year’s event includes a creation of Sand Art on Filey Beach by Animated Objects on Sunday, a Ship Wreck Walk along the promenade by local historian Catherine Welch and a guided walk along the cliff tops from Bridlington Harbour Museum to Flamborough Chalk Tower.  Flamborough Sword Dancers and Filey Majorettes are participating this year, along with the Filey Sea Cadets and possibly more!

The timeline for the weekend so far:-

Friday, 22 September

  • 10 am- 2 pm – 1779 Heritage Walk – a 6-mile guided walk from Bridlington Harbour Museum to Flamborough Chalk Tower along the coastal path.  This walk is also a part of the East Yorkshire Walking Festival!   To book tickets – contact East Riding Tourist Information:- Tel: (01482) 391672 E:

Saturday, 23 September

  • 11 am – 3 pm – Heritage Centre is open in Crescent Gardens, plus entertainment on the Bandstand
  • 7 pm- 1779 Dinner & Dance at Filey Sea Cadets HQ – £20pp – A fun fundraising evening of entertainment, dinner (bangers & mash with a bit of sauerkraut – a must on ships in the 1700s!) followed by dessert and dancing! A raffle and auction will raise funds for Filey Sea Cadets and Filey Bay 1779. Contact for tickets

Sunday, 24 September

  • 11 am-3 pm – Heritage Centre is open on Filey Seafront
  • 11 am – Shipwreck Walk with Catherine Welch – book here for free tickets
  • 12noon- 5 pm – Sand Art by Animated Objects – Filey Beach
  • 2 pm – Flamborough Sword Dancers – Filey Seafront
  • 2 pm – Sea Cadet Parade departs from St Oswald’s Church at 2 pm
  • 2.30 pm – Memorial Service – Filey Seafront
  • 3 pm – Flamborough Sword Dancers

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