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29/08/2009

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 29 August 2009

The Yorkshire seaside town of Filey first attracted visitors like Charlotte Bronte and Frederick Delius in the 19th century, and in the 20th was host to a large Butlin's holiday camp. Sandi Toksvig visits Filey to discover how it is faring in the 21st century, now that Butlin's has closed. Has it managed to retain its individuality while attracting visitors in hard economic times?

Sandi tours the town with former Mayor Marion Wright as her guide and looks at how two current holiday developments are aiming to keep Filey on the holiday map.

  • This week's guests:

    Marion Wright, Former Mayor, Councillor of Filey

    Eric Pinder, Archive Supervisor, Crimlisk Fisher Archive, Filey

    Margaret Wilkins, Honoraray Curator Filey Museum

    Chris Robinson, Vice Chairman of the Coastal Forum

    Barry Robson, Coxswain/mechanic, Filey Lifeboat

    Ian Robinson, Director of Filey Brigg Ornithological Group

    David Eccles, General Manager Primrose Valley Holiday Park

    Laurence Corrigan, Director Essential Vivendi developers of The Bay

    Find out more about Filey

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