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W.M.Rhodes

W.M.Rhodes

Biography

Wendy was born in Yorkshire in the late 1950's; She moved to the coastal town of Filey in North Yorkshire with her husband and family in the middle 1990's. She studied English Literature at The Open University where she graduated with a 2.1 BA (Hons) degree. She later went on to graduate from Teesside University with a first class masters degree in Creative Writing. She now lives with her husband, dog Lolli and four cats on a farm in Sothern Spain.

Wendy has had many jobs from working in a library, a bank, a financial advisor, and former founder of Norwich Union Direct, to owning a Bar/Restaurant with her husband.

Her first book Filey, a History of The Town and its People, traces the history of the town from Roman times through time. 

It tells the history of the town’s churches and the influence that the Methodist had on the community. The book also warns of the dangers of the sea, and its treacherous tides, and recalls stories of many people who have lost their lives to the sea over the years. It also recalls the story of The Bonhomme Richard and its notorious Captain John Paul Jones. The book is illustrated with over one hundred photographs.

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Filey: A History of The Town and its People

W.M.Rhodes

£12.99

Filey is known as 'The Unspoilt Hidden Gem of The Yorkshire Coast' with its glorious wide golden beach, elegant Victorian houses and well-kept gardens, but what were Filey's origins? Unlike the neighbouring town of Scarborough, Filey was mentioned in the Domesday Book 'as a very small village occupied by less than fifty people, and that Filey was worth a reasonable income, with access to good quality timber which was ideal for construction.' So, were these people Filey's oldest residents?

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