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January Newsletter Now Out

On January 25, 2012 By

Download our latest newsletter with local tides and educational information here : Jan 2012 Newsletter

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The small shrimp like animal (amphipod) known as Dyopedos lives in great numbers on the seabed in Filey Bay near Flamborough Head. Dyopedos can spin threads of mucus to bind together bits of mud, small fragments and its own faeces to form a sort of ‘fishing rod’, which rises up from the seabed. It then [...]

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Coode’s Harbour of Refuge

On January 21, 2012 By

In January 1858 the Harbour Engineer John Coode reported to a Parliamentary Committee about the possibilities of building a harbour refuge in Filey Bay.

Several such ideas have occurred across generations since the time of Charles 1st. A major problem in the age of Sail, was being unable to sail against [...]

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For many years a number of dedicated Filey volunteers have worked to provide interpretation and information about our beautiful local environment. Despite all the hard work already done, there is still a long way to go in bringing to light the hidden wonders of the area’s natural environment and heritage.

The Filey Bay Initiative, Filey [...]

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Late in the season in 1808 the 131 ton sailing ship Bon Accord set sail from Aberdeen to Nova Scotia. On the Voyage a crew member was washed over board. On 14th December 1808, the ship set off back home.

The return voyage was to be  a disaster. Freezing gale force winds tore the ship’s [...]

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