More names add their support to new campaign

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The Mercury is stepping up its support for Filey, as we continue to fly the flag for the town with our new ‘We Love Filey’ campaign.

The campaign has been launched by the Mercury to showcase residents’ support for their town, after a woeful summer for traders, leading them to brand it the ‘worst in 32 years’.

This summer Filey has also lost its Blue Flag after high levels of bacteria were found in the sea, and a number of shops have shut down over the past year, including the iconic Carline’s Bakery.

At its launch last week, Deputy Mayor Cllr John Shackleton backed our campaign, and top butcher Adrian Colling also pledged his support.

Now the campaign has also received the support of benevolent pensioner Maureen Robinson. Mrs Robinson has become a popular figure in the town after her gift to Filey of the gigantic angler statue.

Speaking to the Mercury, she shared her “wonderful” memories of the town, which included exploring for sealife off the Brigg.

And she added: “What we have thoroughly enjoyed over the past few years is Filey’s wonderful museum.

“It’s full of surprises, and it’s a real hidden treasure. It’s quite remarkable. The gardens are beautiful as well, and it’s the old fashioned feel that makes it what it is.”

To lend your support to the campaign, please visit or write to the Filey and Hunmanby Mercury.