OLD AND NEW FILEY TOURS
Saturday, 30th September 2023, 10:00
Filey was just a large fishing village until in the late 18th century when it started attracting visitors because of its peaceful and picturesque setting in a sheltered bay with the rock promontory of Filey Brigg. In 1835 a Birmingham solicitor purchased land to the south and had plans drawn up for New Filey with elegant houses and the grand crescent, but development was slow until after the railway arrived in the mid-1840s.
Morning tour of the ‘Old Town’, St Oswald’s Church, Filey Museum and Queen Street with Catherine Welch, local historian. Afternoon tour of ‘New Filey’, the late Georgian-early Victorian resort, with Dr George Sheeran, architectural historian.
Own transport – train or car
Meet at St Oswald’s Church, Filey at 10 am