Crimlisk Fisher Arcive
Mouse clickclick on the above picture to visit Crimlisk Fisher Archive website.
We’re committed to funding projects that every community can take pride in and learn about their local heritage.”Gina Robinson, Town Clerk at Filey Town Council said: “We are delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund has enabled the project ‘To the last of the Line’ to record the history of fishing in Filey, and thanks to this grant it will ensure the memories of the town’s fishing heritage are preserved for future generations”.

Lottery Funds

The Heritage lottery Fund (HLF) enables communities to celebrate, look after and learn more about our diverse heritage. From our great museums and historic buildings to local parks and beauty spots or recording and celebrating traditions, customs and history, HLF grants open up our nation’s heritage for everyone to enjoy. We have supported more than 16,500 projects, allocating over £3.3 billion across the UK.

Dr Fiona Spiers Regional Manager of the Heritage Lottery Fund said “This is a fantastic project which will allow people to try their hand at something new and unusual.

Filey Town Council Archives

Heritage Lottery Fund Set to Memorise Filey’s Fishing.The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the Crimlisk Fisher Archive a grant of £38,300 to research and record Filey’s fishing heritage.

The grant will allow the archive to pay a consultant to investigate all aspects of fishing over the last millennium. This will be recorded and become part of the archive collection to be kept in the town for posterity.

Two centuries ago although tourism had been established in Filey, fishing was still the town’s main source of income, and employed nearly all the town’s adult population as the fishermen required boatbuilders, women (wives) to prepare bait and other supporting occupations. Since that time there has been a steady decline in the industry until today it is only a shadow of its former self.

The failure of the Filey Harbour scheme in the 1880’s was a major blow causing many fishermen to move to Scarborough, Hull and Grimsby. It has been said by Filey Station Masters that in its heyday between 25 and 35 railway wagons of fish left the town every day and the maximum ever was a massive 160 wagons in one day.

Memories, documents and photographs will be collected and shared with the community. It is hoped that everyone with something to contribute will do so.
Brian Mulrine, Archive Supervisor
Brian Mulrine, Archive Supervisor

The Crimlisk Fisher Archive is based at the Filey Town Council Offices, 52A Queen Street, Filey YO14 9HE and is open to members of the public on Wednesday and Friday mornings between 10.00am – 12 .00noon. For further information please contact...

Brian Mulrine, Archive Supervisor

Crimlisk Fisher Archive
Tel:: 01723 514498 or