Who Are You

This months who do you think you are is Mike Issott

1.Name, Age, Place of Birth
Mike Issott, Age is just a number!     (Editors comments in blue) He is a sexagenarian

2.What is your proudest accomplishment?
 
 When I became a Data Network Architect. Note from editor (Computer network architects, or network engineers, design and deploy computer and information networks.
   After deployment, they also may manage the networks and troubleshoot any issues as they arise) ‘Editor’, clear as mud to me, let’s just say Mike is very clever! 

3.If you could live anywhere, where would it be? 
Filey, of course
4.What makes you laugh the most?
Good Jokes
5.What would you sing at Karaoke night?
I don’t do Karaoke   (If he gives you a lift he sings all the way there and back but you have to join in)

6.Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
Someone interesting

7.If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
Tudor times
8.What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
  
Nothing really – moving to Filey perhaps    
9.What do you do to keep fit?
 
Walk as best I can.
10.Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?
  No
11.What is your favourite book to read?
 
Any of Erich von Däniken’s books. A Swiss author of several
books which make claims about extra-terrestrial influences on early
human culture.
 He designed Mystery Park (now known as Jungfrau Park),
theme park located in Interlaken, Switzerland, that opened in May 2003


12.What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
     Nothing Unusual   (Mike has more cooking gadgets than rest of us put together and fed quite a few residents on Christmas Day …The Ninja king!)

 

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This weeks who do you think you are is Poor Kelly, Our new Ops Manager, who was "Hijacked" to giving us a quick interview.

Well done Kelly, and welcome to Brigg Court/Chantry Gardens Filey

1.Name, Age, Place of Birth
   Kelly Worgan, 42, Born in Doncaster
2.What is your proudest accomplishment?
   My Career
3.If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
  Somewhere Hot!
4.What makes you laugh the most?
  People that Like Banter
5.What would you sing at Karaoke night?
  True Colours by Cyndi Lauper
6.Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?

  A Chef – Possibly Gordon Ramsey
7.If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
  2019 to learn about Covid and be more prepared
8.What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
  Visiting Brigg Court, not prepared for my interview!
9.What do you do to keep fit?
  I Like to go Walking
10.Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?
  No Unfortunately
11.What is your favourite book to read?
  I Don’t have a favourite but enjoy Crime based Stories
12.What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
  I’m a very fussy eater so I wouldn’t stray away from what I know

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This month we have Our Quiz Master Bill Mann doing the honours. Thanks Bill

1. Name, Age, Place of Birth
Bill Man, 77, Long Eaton Derbyshire
2. What is your proudest accomplishment?
Receiving a Long Service Award
3. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Filey-on- Sea
4. What makes you laugh the most?
The Goons
5. What would you sing at Karaoke night?
A Hard Day’s Night
6. Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
Bear Grylls (Sandra as the Cook)
7. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
2017 South Africa
8. What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
Aerobatics in a Glider
9. What do you do to keep fit?
Walk as much as possible
10. Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?
Don’t think so, but maybe a “Black Sheep”
11. What is your favourite book to read?
Chariots of the Gods
Chariot of the Gods
12. What is the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten?
Scabbard fish with Fried Banana

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Septembers WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE is Sandra, thanks Sandra great job!

1. Name, Age, Place of Birth
Sandra Mann (nee) Mackay, 75, Nottingham
2. What is your proudest accomplishment?
Becoming a Qualified Nurse
3. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Costa del Filey
4. What makes you laugh the most?
Bills (my husband) awful jokes (Not)
5. What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Send in the Clowns
6. Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
Robinson Crusoe - Bill can be my Man Friday
7. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
2004 when we moved to Spain for new adventures!
8. What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
Gliding

9. What do you do to keep fit?
Walk and Swim but only when the water is 20°C plus
10.Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?
No-one I know of, But I’m sure I have Royalty in my blood somewhere!
11.What is your favourite book to read? History Novels and Crime Fiction
12.What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
Biltong – an acquired taste. (Biltong is a form of dried, cured meat that originated in Southern African countries)

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Augusts WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE  Stepping in at the last minute is John from number 17 - thanks John!

1. Name, Age, Place of Birth
John Paget, 75, Scarborough North Yorkshire.
2. What is your proudest accomplishment?

The purchase of our very first home. A 2 bed semi detached bungalow in Essex. Cost £4250!
3. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

On a cliff top setting, close to the North Yorkshire Coast & a small friendly town with many amenities!
4. What makes you laugh the most?

Toddlers who suddenly throw a tantrum in public. So cute, so natural, so funny!
5. What would you sing at Karaoke night?

Nothing at all….Silence is Golden!
6. Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?

My wife , of course!!
7.
If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
1954 when I was enjoying childhood in Scarborough. After that I had to endure 4 years in East London, 27 years in Essex & 21 years in Buckinghamshire, before returning to this lovely part of the world!
8. What's the most daring thing you've ever done?

Seriously, diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia .Beautiful place, wonderful experience.

9. What do you do to keep fit?
Usually, walking, swimming & cycling.
10.
Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?
Not that I know of !
11.
What is your favourite book to read?
I read many books but my favourite authors are, John Grisham, Lee Child, Jeffrey Archer, Peter James, Michael Connelly & James Patterson.
12. What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?

Calves Brains! And I didn’t realise this was the delicacy on my starter plate until afterwards. My first & last experience but it was delicious,so I had a second helping !

 

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July's WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE

1. Name, Age, Place of Birth
Margaret Cliffe, 74, Hooton Pagnell, Nr Doncaster
2. What is your proudest accomplishment?

Completing the Inca trail from Cusco over “Dead Woman’s Pass” to the Sun-gate (Inti Punku)
at Machu Picchu
3. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Puerto Mogan – Gran Canaria. Little Venice with bridges and Bougainvillea

Although I’m Happy in Filey!!
4. What makes you laugh the most?
Listing to my son reading the Gruffalos in a Yorkshire accent to his children!
5. What would you sing at Karaoke night?
I Will Survive
6. Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
Alfie Boe and Michael Ball – Happy to see them at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on June
30th
7. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
2000, When I was fitter and free to travel the world
8. What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
Climbing Kilimanjaro to the top in December 2001

9. What do you do to keep fit?
Slow walking!
10. Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?
1. Sir James Shaw. The first Scottish Lord Mayor of London 1805, Sir James led the funeral of
Lord Nelson in 1806 – on my Mother’s heritage.

2. My Great Uncle, Charlie Roberts was Captain of Manchester United. Plus, three England
caps. He also created the 1st Union for the players.

11. What is your favourite book to read?
Any travel book, and of course National Geographic
12. What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
Roasted Guinea Pig! in Peru, known as “Cuy” pronounced coo-ee

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May's "Who are you" is our very own Sue Pretty.  

Sue Pretty

1. Name, Age, Place of Birth?
Sue Pretty, 71, Swinton South Yorkshire
2. What is your proudest accomplishment?
Publishing a Cookbook which sold 2000 copies.
10 years Voluntary work, fundraising for Cancer support group Doncaster Royal Infirmary hospital
3. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Venice (now Filey)
4. What makes you laugh the most?
Good jokes that are funny! Some aren’t!
5. What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Songs from the Carpenters
6. Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
My Husband, who I sadly lost in 2014 after being together for 47 years. Although he would have said Tom Jones!
7. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
1967 the year I met my lovely Ed (Edwin)
8. What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
Went all the way to the top of the Eiffel Tower
9. What do you do to keep fit?
Walking and especially gardening but love dancing and swimming.
10. Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?
Not that I know of
11. What is your favourite book to read?
I read so many varied books I can’t choose one
12. What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
Nothing unusual, but I do like my food! especially Italian!

Sue is a great asset to our community, organises the Bingo, always on hand to help neighbours and with events and in her past life raised a huge amount of funds for Cancer Support.
Last September Sue organised the Macmillan Coffee Morning which raised £463 plus gift aid.
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April's "Who are you" is a special candidate, no other than our very own House Manager Pete Jackson.

Pete Mellors

1.  Name, Age, Place of Birth
Pete, 33, Bradford West Yorkshire
2.  What is your proudest accomplishment?
Moving to Filey to provide a better life for my children - Also jumping out of planes!


3. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Japan, the culture is amazing


4. What makes you laugh the most?
Dark Jokes/Humour

Like: They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Well, not if it's poisoned.
Then the antidote becomes the most important. Yell

5. What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Nothing! as I wouldn’t have enough money to replace the broken windows I would break!
6. Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?

Bear Grylls  
7. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
.Egyptian times, (No definitive proof of a specific year) to see how those Pyramids actually got
constructed

8. What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
Parachuting, Abseiling and many other extreme sports
9. What do you do to keep fit?
Snooker and long walks with the family
10. Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?
Leon Pryce (Bradford Bulls Rugby) is one of my cousins
11. What is your favourite book to read?
Phillip Pullman – His Dark Materials
12. What's the most unusual
SUSHI
- not for me!

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March's  "Who are You" section is Peter a very special Gordie!

  1. Name, Age, Place of Birth
    Peter Jackson, 77, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

      2. What is your proudest accomplishment?
      Happily Married to Stella for 54 years.
      Graduated with a Maths Degree from the University of Liverpool.
      Became a “systems programmer” and helped to create International Computers Ltd (ICL)
      the British version of IBM.
      

       3. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
       Filey of course! It’s a great little town and fabulous beach, but before coming here it would have to be the Swiss town of Interlaken situated between the two lakes at the foot of Jungfrau Mountain range.

      

      4. What makes you laugh the most?
      “Modern Family” (Lots of fun word play) “insider Number 9” (so scary you’ve got to laugh)

      5. What would you sing at Karaoke night?
      Any Ballad by Elvis, Roy Orbison, Nat King Cole.

     6. Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
     Stella of course; she’s practical and I’d be her gopherher man Friday!

     7. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
     1966, It was the perfect summer, we’d just finished our exams, Stella and I were care free,
      My team Everton won the FA Cup, and England won the World Cup, Wow!

    8. What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
    Climbed “Cader Idris”, Snowdonia, with son Peter on my 65th Birthday, then dared me to climbed “Ben Macdui” 2nd highest mountain in Scotland. Nearly getting lost on our way back to Aviemore in the snow-      covered landscape of the Cairngorms – I’m glad it was June!

    9.  What do you do to keep fit?
    Stopped climbing mountains! Do stretching exercises to keep supple and an exercise bike for arm and leg muscle strength.

    10. Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?
    No, but I grew up in the same pit village as the Charlton brothers, Ashington, Northumbria,
    along with England fast bowlers Steve Harmison and Mark Wood.

   11. What is your favourite book to read?
   The very amusing “Notes from a small island”: “Journey through Britain” by American author Bill Bryson.
   Before leaving his home in North Yorkshire to return to the States, Bill took one last trip around Britain to analyse precisely why he loved a country that produced Marmite, a military leader whose dying wish         was to be kissed by a fellow named Hardy! And with place-names such as Farliegh Wallop, Titsey and Shellow Bowels!

   12 What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
   The Cornish dish “Stargazy Pie” which is full of fillets, but what made it unusual were the six gutted sardines with either the heads or tails sticking out the pie-crust. I’ll stick to Northumbria “Pease Pudding”!

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February's  "Who are You" section is a very special Lady called Lulu, rescued from the South of France. 

Lulu
Lulu

1. Name, Age, Place of Birth
Lulu Robinson, 11 but much older in doggy years, found in the South of France 10 years ago

2. What is your proudest accomplishment?
That must be when I found a gullible English couple mad enough to rescue me when I was thrown from a bridge into a canal – I’ve stuck like glue to them ever since.
We’ve been on many adventures since, exploring Europe by barge, so I’ve been busy protecting them!

3. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Somewhere windy! I love my ears flapping in the wind so Filey is perfect (Or Bark-shire)!
Windy

4. What makes you laugh the most?
Lots of things, one time in France Mum chased and shouted at a man she thought had stolen me.
Turns out the man had my doggy double! At least we found out who I am, I’m officially a Graffox (Griffin/Fox Terrier)

5. What would you sing at Karaoke night?
I have an eclectic taste in music from Elvis’s “Hound Dog” to “Snoop Dog” and even a bit of Bach (Bark) or JC’s request “Who let the dogs out”

6. Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
My Mum and Dad of course, they know everything!

7. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
2011, so I could bite the man who threw me off the bridge.

8. What's the most daring thing you've ever done? Rescued my Mum from a huge charging wild boar the size of a pony, whilst walking in Belgium.
I was very brave and barked very loudly while Mummy ran off!

9. What do you do to keep fit?
Running.....Running

10. Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?
No, but I was rescued by a very swish hotel barge, by some Americans who fed me biscuits, just like royalty
Barge

11. What is your favourite book to read?
A Dog’s Guide to Humans, by Karen Davison
DogGuide


12. What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
Ha Ha, I snatched a huge, juicy ribeye steak from Mum and Dad’s friends BBQ! It was delicious. I’ve never lived it down.

 

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January's "Who are You" section this week is our very own Newsletter (Editor in Chief) Mary Kenworthy.

          MaryK

  1. Name, Age, Place of Birth Mary Kenworthy, (only just reached 75) Leeds

      2. What is your proudest accomplishment? Qualified in the regional British Telecom Golf Championship at Moortown, Leeds and played at
         The Belfry in the finals. Didn’t win but a great experience especially the last hole over the water where the Ryder Cup used to be played.
           

      3. If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Chantry Gardens, Filey is the best place I have lived. Visited Oz, NZ, California, Montana,
          Wyoming and Europe but can’t beat North Yorkshire.

      4. What makes you laugh the most? Light hearted banter. Lots of stuff makes me laugh daily.

      5. What would you sing at Karaoke night? Wouldn’t – only sing in a group. We started Beaumont Park Ukulele Group in 2013,
           had fun entered competitions and played at Huddersfield Town Hall every year in the Mrs Sunderland music competition.
      6. Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island? My husband, unfortunately he passed away October 2019.

      7. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to? 1950s life was simple, the summers always appeared long and sunny.
          We had a small farm, worked in the fields, “Pru” was my pet Hereford heifer. Happy days
      8What's the most daring thing you've ever done? 1. Teton Wagon Train Adventure, Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Being,
          the only UK tourists we were invited to take the reins of a team of four pulling the chuck Wagon. Horse riding, walking and
          singing around the camp fire. Looked after by a group of cowboys to protect us from bears and snakes. 

       9. What do you do to keep fit? Walking.   The table tennis incident has curtailed the exercise. Knee improving.

     10. Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous? No. Family tree is work in progress but only publicans and miners so far.

     11. What is your favourite book to read? Detective stories. Don’t read much now prefer playing bridge.

     12. What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten? Nothing unusual but most memorable Turbot at a beach eatery in Portugal.
           Best I have tasted.

 

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December's "Who are You" section this week is Camilla Tite (Sales Executive McCarthy Stone)

Camilla

 

1. Name, Age, Place of Birth
Camilla Tite, 29, Scarborough

2. What is your proudest accomplishment A few years ago, I made 100 operation Christmas child shoe boxes, also shopping for McCarthy and Stone homeowners over three sites in Scarborough      every week throughout lockdown.

3. If you could live anywhere, where would it be? I would have a cottage in Cornwall in the middle of nowhere.

4. What makes you laugh the most? Probably my partner Samuel… but Dan Thomas is a close second (we laugh every day at work often uncontrollably).

5. What would you sing at Karaoke night I actually did karaoke for the first-time last weekend and sang (dreadfully) “No One” by Alicia Keys.

6. Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island? My Dad. Not only is he funny and my favourite person but he knows EVERYTHING. He would get us back home safe and sound.

7. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to? I would go back to 1709 so that I could see my holiday home being built and the family that lived there. I love reading about the              history behind a building.

8. What's the most daring thing you've ever done? I think the only time I’ve been worried was travelling to New Zealand alone, I’m not very good at changing trains never mind planes!

9. What do you do to keep fit? I am far from “fit”, but I really enjoy walking, every Sunday I enjoy a 6 mile walk around Scarborough.

10. Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous? Joanne Jackson and Nicola Jackson are my cousins, and both swam in the Olympics. I also had drinks with Nicola Sturgeons cousin a         few weeks ago… and finally but most importantly Samuels family own Thomas the Baker.

     

 

11. What is your favourite book to read? I only have time to read when I’m on holiday, I am happiest when I have a crime thriller in one hand and a cocktail in the other.

12. What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten? Whilst swimming in New Zealand on New Years day a man had just caught a red snapper and asked me to try it, he sliced a thin piece off,  told me to give it a quick wash in the sea and told me I will never eat a fresher piece of fish. After A LOT of persuasion from my brother-in-law I ate it… Never Ever Again!

 

 Red Snapper Fish

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November:  This week a tribute Ernie Padfield. 

                                             Farewell to a true gentleman
It is with great sadness that we said goodbye to Ernie Padfield, who with his wife Ruth was one of the first residents of the bungalows.
Ernie, aged 88, was taken to Scarborough Hospital after a fall and passed away on September 27th.
Although we knew Ernie for only a few months, we all warmed to his ready smile and caring nature.
Ernie and Ruth had been married for more than 66 years. They were teenage sweethearts who met at the Gospel Hall in Bristol.
They married at the same hall on Ernie’s 22nd birthday, after he had completed his National Service.
They have three children, Julie, Philip and Stephen, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
The family was central to Ernie’s life, alongside his strong Christian faith, which supported him to the end,
when he told Ruth he was “going to Glory”.
Ernie worked as a chemist at Bristol University before deciding on a career change at the age of 30.
He trained to become a teacher and taught building science at colleges in Bristol, Salisbury and Bath, where he was popular with
both students and colleagues. He was a keen DIY enthusiast and gardener. That comes as no surprise to those of us who saw
him working tirelessly getting the bungalow and garden just right. His tip of mixing egg shells, cardboard and banana skins into the
clay soil to soften it was a masterstroke. However, Ruth was rather dubious when he decided that, instead of buying a new table,
he would saw the old one in half to make it smaller. He did, and it worked a treat! As one of his sons said:
“If Dad’s got a penknife he can do anything”. After he retired, Ernie and Ruth moved to Haxby, York, to be near their son Stephen.
Nine years later they moved to Pembroke, where their daughter Julie lived. Earlier this year, they made the move back to Yorkshire,
to 21 Chantry Gardens. Ernie spent many hours in the garden and his beloved shed, resisting Ruth’s entreaties to come in and sit
down after tea. He was also a bit of daredevil and once paraglided behind a speedboat in Cyprus. Ruth recalls it was rather windy
but that didn’t deter him. He and Ruth were regular attenders of St Oswald’s Church, Filey, and the vicar, the Rev Nigel Chapman,
conducted his funeral service.
God bless Ernie, a true gentleman.

Ernie

 Family man: Ernie and Ruth with their sons, Philip and Stephen, and daughter Julie.

 

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October's "Who are You" section this week is William (Homeowners House Manager)

  1. Name, Age, Place of Birth
    William                 57                Bloxwich (near Walsall)
                                            

 2. What is your proudest accomplishment
      Eventually realising, not before time, to not take myself too seriously.
     “For what do we live (said Mr Bennett), but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn.” (From Pride and Prejudice)
                   

 3. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
     Scarborough and Filey, are the best towns, in the best county, in the best country in the world. We are SO lucky!

4. What makes you laugh the most?
   The second half of any Alan Ayckbourn comedy play.
    Always worth the build up.
               Alan Aykborn

5. What would you sing at Karaoke night
    Anything from Jon Bon Jovi – can’t go wrong with a bit of shouty rock.

6. Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
    Definitely my wife Sarah. The chances of finding anyone else that would put up with me are slim.

7. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
    I’d go prehistoric, late Jurassic and go on a dinosaur safari. This may go badly wrong and the dinosaurs end up going on a William Safari,
    but it would be fun provided I didn’t get munched8. What's the most daring thing you've ever done?

8. What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
    Giving up my job at 24 and moving area without another. It worked out fine. Looking back I’d worry less about everything.
    It’s a pointless activity and generally not necessary.

9. What do you do to keep fit?
    Being a House Manager helps – its quite an active job. I also play tennis and any racket sport.

10. Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?

No. But my cousin taught Flute to Orlando Bloom’s younger sister, so that practically make us family.

11. What is your favourite book to read?

I read Tolkien as a teenager. I don’t really read Novels. I like books on Politics and History generally. Oh, but ‘Room on the Broom’ is a great kids book if you’ve never read it.

                

12.What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?

I’ll eat anything but I don’t enjoy anything from the mollusc family, meaning anything squidgy is off the menu. So that excludes Oysters, snails, squid etc. I love fried Chicken, a medium well-done Steak and fresh fruit. And everyone loves ice cream, right?

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September's "Who are You" section is Angela (No 2)

  1. Name, Age, Place of Birth

    Angela Harvey Vousden 19 April 1941, Nottinghamshire.
    I didn’t get to celebrate my 80th birthday, the packers were
    removing furniture, my move to Filey was the following day, 
    I still have the champagne!.

     2. What is your proudest accomplishment
          I am a member of the "Richard III Society" and was fortunate to have an invitation to the interment in Leicester Cathedral. 
         My proudest moment was seeing Richards III's remains entering Leicester and hearing the crowds call his name,
         knowing the last time he entered Leicester was when he was thrown naked over the back of a horse.
         The service at the cathedral was very moving, and standing in the crowd seeing the hearse lead by two knights was something i’ll never forget.

       
        Long live King Richard!

     3. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
         New Orleans…..I love the atmosphere, jazz and good food.


     4. What makes you laugh the most
         My dogs make me laugh, and cry

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      5. What would you sing at Karaoke night
         I can’t hold a tune in a bucket, so definitely “How the web was woven”. No one knows it and it is sang off key.       

    6. Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
        Octavius Augustus. Where did he get his courage from!

    7. If you could go back in time, what year would you to
        1485, I’d tell Richard to leave going to Bosworth until tomorrow

      8. What's the most daring thing you've ever done
          Driving a car over two planks of wood which were fixed to oil drums, over a raging stream in Mozambique.
          My husband wanted to video it.

     9. What do you do to keep fit?

    10. Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?
           A couple of ancestors, archers, father and son who fought at Agincourt, they were in Richard of York’s army .
          Not famous, but I’m proud of them. Richard and Ralph Glentworth

   11. What is your favourite book to read?
        Torn between the “Meditations of Marcus Aurelius”, and “The Gallic Wars”, always something new to ponder on  

   12. What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
         I lived in Southern Africa for 35 years and ate many strange things, one which stands out was Bessie
         a hippo, she was resident in a small private game park in Botswana where she lived in a dam on a small park in
         near the Zimbabwian border.  
         My son Julian, had his 40th birthday party there, it was owned by friends, (Who now live in York).  
         I hate to think how she died, she was quite old and lonely and Bessie wandered off,.  
        Julian a water engineer lived in Francistown, Botswana at the time.  
        He had sunk a borehole and put taps in the village over the border, they invited him and his family to eat with them,  
        on the menu was stew and sudza, a sort of porridge, Julian asked what the meat was as it was tough and inedible 
        it turned out to be Bessie the hippo! 

        

 

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August's "Who are You" section is Margaret (No 14)

  1. Name, Age, Place of Birth. Margaret Clarke (No.14), just got my bus pass, Sheffield

      2. What is your proudest accomplishment? “Adopting” an orphanage for HIV children when we were in India, persuading our
         company and a customer company to donate £30,000 a year.This enabled them to move to more suitable premises and celebrate
         their first year without any deaths! Many of the orphans are now grown-up, working and even married

            

     3. If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Filey of course

     4. What makes you laugh the most? Playing silly games with our grandchildren. More to come soon we hope!

     5. What would you sing at Karaoke night? Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf

     6. Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island? I would havesaid John but after our recent week in isolation
         I’m not so sure! We’d need some help though, so Monty Don, who could teach us to grow veggies and speak soothingly to us.

     7. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to? 1973 – passed my A-levels, started college, living my best hippy-chick life!

         
      A Hippie Chick from the 1970's

     8. What's the most daring thing you've ever done? Breaking up a bar fight in India’s version of a Wild West saloon by standing up and shouting “Stop this right now”. 
         Funnily enough they did.

     9. What do you do to keep fit? Sea swimming with Filey Mermaids and Mermen. Walking back up the steps from Coble Landing in a wetsuit – a Joe Wickes workout in itself.

   10. Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous? My maiden name was Wordsworth and there is a distant link to the poet, going back many generations.
       
        William Wordsworth Margaret's distant Uncle!

   11. What is your favourite book to read? I recently read The Salt Path by Raynor Winn, the true story of a couple who lost everything
        and made an impulsive decision to walk the 630-mile South West Coast Path. It’s a life-affirming read and has tempted us to try the
        Cleveland Way (not all in one go though).

   12. What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?

         I was persuaded to try fried jelly fish in Singapore. Yuk.

 

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July's "Who are You" section is Jack (No 11)

  1. Name, Age, Place of Birth
    Jack (John George) Chambers, 88, “Concrete” Cottages, Brampton Bierlow, Wombwell, Barnsley, number 6 of a baker’s dozen - 8 sisters, 4 brothers!

       

   As the name of the settlement implies, the cottages were indeed made of concrete: the walls, the roofs and even the spouts.
   There were two rooms on the ground floor which contained a black leaded fireplace, and a kitchen with a Yorkshire range fireplace,
   a 'copper' (a boiler used for heating water and washing cloths). A stoneware sink with a cold water tap.
   Below the kitchen was a cellar used for storing coal and foodstuffs.
   Upstairs were three bedrooms one large and two small. The large bedroom had a fireplace.
   In the early years the living room and kitchen where lit by a gas lamp but candles had to be used upstairs.
   Each cottage had it's own private backyard with earth closets.
   When Jack was 5 years old he helping Mam breakup coal in the cellar, He accidentally put the pickaxe through his foot!

   2. What is your proudest accomplishment?
    Being married to Eva for 66 years, my Daughter, Tine
    Receiving the LSGC (Long Service Good Conduct) Medal from Her Majesty Queen Mother.

   3.  If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
    After Yorkshire, Berlin, where Jack married Eva and served two tours with the army.
    On Jack's second tour in Berlin "The balloon went up" and he was called back to barracks to guard the perimiter fence of RAF Gatow.
  On the 13 August 1961 overnight the German Democratic Republic had started to  build a Wall to cut off West Berlin from surrounding 
  East Germany, including East Berlin. Jack had to protect Gatow in West Berlin from the Russian/East German possible invasion. GDR authorities
  officially 
referred to the Berlin Wall as the Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart (German: Antifaschistischer Schutzwall).
  It came to physically symbolize the "Iron Curtain" that separated Western Europe and the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War.

    
      Berlin Wall with the deadly no mansland 

   4.  What makes you laugh the most?
    Good old-fashioned jokes and Peter at number 8!

   5.  What would you sing at Karaoke night?
     I am not a good singer, but join in after a drink or two! Used to sing regimental, Josef Locke, Irish and Scottish songs, very loud and out of tune!

   6.  Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
     All my good neighbours to hunt and gather fish!

   7.  If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
     1952, First time abroad “Bad Oeynhausen” West Germany

   8.  What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
     Clamber down a scramble net from a ship to a landing-craft Port Said 1956. I am proud to say I got the GSM (near east) medal after the operation

    
    Scramble net

   9.  What do you do to keep fit?
     On waking, 15-20 minutes mobility exercise short to medium length, walking, gardening and housework.

   10.  Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?
     No, but cooked for Princess Alexandre, the Queen Mother and Viscount Monckton of Brenchley to name but a few.

                                                                                           

 

 

This months who do you think you are is Mike Issott

1.Name, Age, Place of Birth
Mike Issott, Age is just a number!     (Editors comments in blue) He is a sexagenarian

2.What is your proudest accomplishment?
 
 When I became a Data Network Architect. Note from editor (Computer network architects, or network engineers, design and deploy computer and information networks.
   After deployment, they also may manage the networks and troubleshoot any issues as they arise) ‘Editor’, clear as mud to me, let’s just say Mike is very clever! 

3.If you could live anywhere, where would it be? 
Filey, of course
4.What makes you laugh the most?
Good Jokes
5.What would you sing at Karaoke night?
I don’t do Karaoke   (If he gives you a lift he sings all the way there and back but you have to join in)

6.Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
Someone interesting

7.If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
Tudor times
8.What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
  
Nothing really – moving to Filey perhaps    
9.What do you do to keep fit?
 
Walk as best I can.
10.Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?
  No
11.What is your favourite book to read?
 
Any of Erich von Däniken’s books. A Swiss author of several
books which make claims about extra-terrestrial influences on early
human culture.
 He designed Mystery Park (now known as Jungfrau Park),
theme park located in Interlaken, Switzerland, that opened in May 2003


12.What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
     Nothing Unusual   (Mike has more cooking gadgets than rest of us put together and fed quite a few residents on Christmas Day …The Ninja king!)

 

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This weeks who do you think you are is Poor Kelly, Our new Ops Manager, who was "Hijacked" to giving us a quick interview.

Well done Kelly, and welcome to Brigg Court/Chantry Gardens Filey

1.Name, Age, Place of Birth
   Kelly Worgan, 42, Born in Doncaster
2.What is your proudest accomplishment?
   My Career
3.If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
  Somewhere Hot!
4.What makes you laugh the most?
  People that Like Banter
5.What would you sing at Karaoke night?
  True Colours by Cyndi Lauper
6.Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?

  A Chef – Possibly Gordon Ramsey
7.If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
  2019 to learn about Covid and be more prepared
8.What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
  Visiting Brigg Court, not prepared for my interview!
9.What do you do to keep fit?
  I Like to go Walking
10.Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?
  No Unfortunately
11.What is your favourite book to read?
  I Don’t have a favourite but enjoy Crime based Stories
12.What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
  I’m a very fussy eater so I wouldn’t stray away from what I know

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This month we have Our Quiz Master Bill Mann doing the honours. Thanks Bill

1. Name, Age, Place of Birth
Bill Man, 77, Long Eaton Derbyshire
2. What is your proudest accomplishment?
Receiving a Long Service Award
3. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Filey-on- Sea
4. What makes you laugh the most?
The Goons
5. What would you sing at Karaoke night?
A Hard Day’s Night
6. Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
Bear Grylls (Sandra as the Cook)
7. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
2017 South Africa
8. What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
Aerobatics in a Glider
9. What do you do to keep fit?
Walk as much as possible
10. Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?
Don’t think so, but maybe a “Black Sheep”
11. What is your favourite book to read?
Chariots of the Gods
Chariot of the Gods
12. What is the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten?
Scabbard fish with Fried Banana

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Septembers WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE is Sandra, thanks Sandra great job!

1. Name, Age, Place of Birth
Sandra Mann (nee) Mackay, 75, Nottingham
2. What is your proudest accomplishment?
Becoming a Qualified Nurse
3. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Costa del Filey
4. What makes you laugh the most?
Bills (my husband) awful jokes (Not)
5. What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Send in the Clowns
6. Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
Robinson Crusoe - Bill can be my Man Friday
7. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
2004 when we moved to Spain for new adventures!
8. What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
Gliding

9. What do you do to keep fit?
Walk and Swim but only when the water is 20°C plus
10.Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?
No-one I know of, But I’m sure I have Royalty in my blood somewhere!
11.What is your favourite book to read? History Novels and Crime Fiction
12.What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
Biltong – an acquired taste. (Biltong is a form of dried, cured meat that originated in Southern African countries)

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Augusts WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE  Stepping in at the last minute is John from number 17 - thanks John!

1. Name, Age, Place of Birth
John Paget, 75, Scarborough North Yorkshire.
2. What is your proudest accomplishment?

The purchase of our very first home. A 2 bed semi detached bungalow in Essex. Cost £4250!
3. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

On a cliff top setting, close to the North Yorkshire Coast & a small friendly town with many amenities!
4. What makes you laugh the most?

Toddlers who suddenly throw a tantrum in public. So cute, so natural, so funny!
5. What would you sing at Karaoke night?

Nothing at all….Silence is Golden!
6. Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?

My wife , of course!!
7.
If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
1954 when I was enjoying childhood in Scarborough. After that I had to endure 4 years in East London, 27 years in Essex & 21 years in Buckinghamshire, before returning to this lovely part of the world!
8. What's the most daring thing you've ever done?

Seriously, diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia .Beautiful place, wonderful experience.

9. What do you do to keep fit?
Usually, walking, swimming & cycling.
10.
Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?
Not that I know of !
11.
What is your favourite book to read?
I read many books but my favourite authors are, John Grisham, Lee Child, Jeffrey Archer, Peter James, Michael Connelly & James Patterson.
12. What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?

Calves Brains! And I didn’t realise this was the delicacy on my starter plate until afterwards. My first & last experience but it was delicious,so I had a second helping !

 

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July's WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE

1. Name, Age, Place of Birth
Margaret Cliffe, 74, Hooton Pagnell, Nr Doncaster
2. What is your proudest accomplishment?

Completing the Inca trail from Cusco over “Dead Woman’s Pass” to the Sun-gate (Inti Punku)
at Machu Picchu
3. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Puerto Mogan – Gran Canaria. Little Venice with bridges and Bougainvillea

Although I’m Happy in Filey!!
4. What makes you laugh the most?
Listing to my son reading the Gruffalos in a Yorkshire accent to his children!
5. What would you sing at Karaoke night?
I Will Survive
6. Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
Alfie Boe and Michael Ball – Happy to see them at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on June
30th
7. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
2000, When I was fitter and free to travel the world
8. What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
Climbing Kilimanjaro to the top in December 2001

9. What do you do to keep fit?
Slow walking!
10. Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?
1. Sir James Shaw. The first Scottish Lord Mayor of London 1805, Sir James led the funeral of
Lord Nelson in 1806 – on my Mother’s heritage.

2. My Great Uncle, Charlie Roberts was Captain of Manchester United. Plus, three England
caps. He also created the 1st Union for the players.

11. What is your favourite book to read?
Any travel book, and of course National Geographic
12. What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
Roasted Guinea Pig! in Peru, known as “Cuy” pronounced coo-ee

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May's "Who are you" is our very own Sue Pretty.  

Sue Pretty

1. Name, Age, Place of Birth?
Sue Pretty, 71, Swinton South Yorkshire
2. What is your proudest accomplishment?
Publishing a Cookbook which sold 2000 copies.
10 years Voluntary work, fundraising for Cancer support group Doncaster Royal Infirmary hospital
3. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Venice (now Filey)
4. What makes you laugh the most?
Good jokes that are funny! Some aren’t!
5. What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Songs from the Carpenters
6. Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
My Husband, who I sadly lost in 2014 after being together for 47 years. Although he would have said Tom Jones!
7. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
1967 the year I met my lovely Ed (Edwin)
8. What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
Went all the way to the top of the Eiffel Tower
9. What do you do to keep fit?
Walking and especially gardening but love dancing and swimming.
10. Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?
Not that I know of
11. What is your favourite book to read?
I read so many varied books I can’t choose one
12. What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
Nothing unusual, but I do like my food! especially Italian!

Sue is a great asset to our community, organises the Bingo, always on hand to help neighbours and with events and in her past life raised a huge amount of funds for Cancer Support.
Last September Sue organised the Macmillan Coffee Morning which raised £463 plus gift aid.
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April's "Who are you" is a special candidate, no other than our very own House Manager Pete Jackson.

Pete Mellors

1.  Name, Age, Place of Birth
Pete, 33, Bradford West Yorkshire
2.  What is your proudest accomplishment?
Moving to Filey to provide a better life for my children - Also jumping out of planes!


3. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Japan, the culture is amazing


4. What makes you laugh the most?
Dark Jokes/Humour

Like: They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Well, not if it's poisoned.
Then the antidote becomes the most important. Yell

5. What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Nothing! as I wouldn’t have enough money to replace the broken windows I would break!
6. Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?

Bear Grylls  
7. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
.Egyptian times, (No definitive proof of a specific year) to see how those Pyramids actually got
constructed

8. What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
Parachuting, Abseiling and many other extreme sports
9. What do you do to keep fit?
Snooker and long walks with the family
10. Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?
Leon Pryce (Bradford Bulls Rugby) is one of my cousins
11. What is your favourite book to read?
Phillip Pullman – His Dark Materials
12. What's the most unusual
SUSHI
- not for me!

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March's  "Who are You" section is Peter a very special Gordie!

  1. Name, Age, Place of Birth
    Peter Jackson, 77, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

      2. What is your proudest accomplishment?
      Happily Married to Stella for 54 years.
      Graduated with a Maths Degree from the University of Liverpool.
      Became a “systems programmer” and helped to create International Computers Ltd (ICL)
      the British version of IBM.
      

       3. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
       Filey of course! It’s a great little town and fabulous beach, but before coming here it would have to be the Swiss town of Interlaken situated between the two lakes at the foot of Jungfrau Mountain range.

      

      4. What makes you laugh the most?
      “Modern Family” (Lots of fun word play) “insider Number 9” (so scary you’ve got to laugh)

      5. What would you sing at Karaoke night?
      Any Ballad by Elvis, Roy Orbison, Nat King Cole.

     6. Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
     Stella of course; she’s practical and I’d be her gopherher man Friday!

     7. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
     1966, It was the perfect summer, we’d just finished our exams, Stella and I were care free,
      My team Everton won the FA Cup, and England won the World Cup, Wow!

    8. What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
    Climbed “Cader Idris”, Snowdonia, with son Peter on my 65th Birthday, then dared me to climbed “Ben Macdui” 2nd highest mountain in Scotland. Nearly getting lost on our way back to Aviemore in the snow-      covered landscape of the Cairngorms – I’m glad it was June!

    9.  What do you do to keep fit?
    Stopped climbing mountains! Do stretching exercises to keep supple and an exercise bike for arm and leg muscle strength.

    10. Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?
    No, but I grew up in the same pit village as the Charlton brothers, Ashington, Northumbria,
    along with England fast bowlers Steve Harmison and Mark Wood.

   11. What is your favourite book to read?
   The very amusing “Notes from a small island”: “Journey through Britain” by American author Bill Bryson.
   Before leaving his home in North Yorkshire to return to the States, Bill took one last trip around Britain to analyse precisely why he loved a country that produced Marmite, a military leader whose dying wish         was to be kissed by a fellow named Hardy! And with place-names such as Farliegh Wallop, Titsey and Shellow Bowels!

   12 What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
   The Cornish dish “Stargazy Pie” which is full of fillets, but what made it unusual were the six gutted sardines with either the heads or tails sticking out the pie-crust. I’ll stick to Northumbria “Pease Pudding”!

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February's  "Who are You" section is a very special Lady called Lulu, rescued from the South of France. 

Lulu
Lulu

1. Name, Age, Place of Birth
Lulu Robinson, 11 but much older in doggy years, found in the South of France 10 years ago

2. What is your proudest accomplishment?
That must be when I found a gullible English couple mad enough to rescue me when I was thrown from a bridge into a canal – I’ve stuck like glue to them ever since.
We’ve been on many adventures since, exploring Europe by barge, so I’ve been busy protecting them!

3. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Somewhere windy! I love my ears flapping in the wind so Filey is perfect (Or Bark-shire)!
Windy

4. What makes you laugh the most?
Lots of things, one time in France Mum chased and shouted at a man she thought had stolen me.
Turns out the man had my doggy double! At least we found out who I am, I’m officially a Graffox (Griffin/Fox Terrier)

5. What would you sing at Karaoke night?
I have an eclectic taste in music from Elvis’s “Hound Dog” to “Snoop Dog” and even a bit of Bach (Bark) or JC’s request “Who let the dogs out”

6. Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
My Mum and Dad of course, they know everything!

7. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
2011, so I could bite the man who threw me off the bridge.

8. What's the most daring thing you've ever done? Rescued my Mum from a huge charging wild boar the size of a pony, whilst walking in Belgium.
I was very brave and barked very loudly while Mummy ran off!

9. What do you do to keep fit?
Running.....Running

10. Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?
No, but I was rescued by a very swish hotel barge, by some Americans who fed me biscuits, just like royalty
Barge

11. What is your favourite book to read?
A Dog’s Guide to Humans, by Karen Davison
DogGuide


12. What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
Ha Ha, I snatched a huge, juicy ribeye steak from Mum and Dad’s friends BBQ! It was delicious. I’ve never lived it down.

 

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January's "Who are You" section this week is our very own Newsletter (Editor in Chief) Mary Kenworthy.

          MaryK

  1. Name, Age, Place of Birth Mary Kenworthy, (only just reached 75) Leeds

      2. What is your proudest accomplishment? Qualified in the regional British Telecom Golf Championship at Moortown, Leeds and played at
         The Belfry in the finals. Didn’t win but a great experience especially the last hole over the water where the Ryder Cup used to be played.
           

      3. If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Chantry Gardens, Filey is the best place I have lived. Visited Oz, NZ, California, Montana,
          Wyoming and Europe but can’t beat North Yorkshire.

      4. What makes you laugh the most? Light hearted banter. Lots of stuff makes me laugh daily.

      5. What would you sing at Karaoke night? Wouldn’t – only sing in a group. We started Beaumont Park Ukulele Group in 2013,
           had fun entered competitions and played at Huddersfield Town Hall every year in the Mrs Sunderland music competition.
      6. Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island? My husband, unfortunately he passed away October 2019.

      7. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to? 1950s life was simple, the summers always appeared long and sunny.
          We had a small farm, worked in the fields, “Pru” was my pet Hereford heifer. Happy days
      8What's the most daring thing you've ever done? 1. Teton Wagon Train Adventure, Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Being,
          the only UK tourists we were invited to take the reins of a team of four pulling the chuck Wagon. Horse riding, walking and
          singing around the camp fire. Looked after by a group of cowboys to protect us from bears and snakes. 

       9. What do you do to keep fit? Walking.   The table tennis incident has curtailed the exercise. Knee improving.

     10. Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous? No. Family tree is work in progress but only publicans and miners so far.

     11. What is your favourite book to read? Detective stories. Don’t read much now prefer playing bridge.

     12. What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten? Nothing unusual but most memorable Turbot at a beach eatery in Portugal.
           Best I have tasted.

 

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December's "Who are You" section this week is Camilla Tite (Sales Executive McCarthy Stone)

Camilla

 

1. Name, Age, Place of Birth
Camilla Tite, 29, Scarborough

2. What is your proudest accomplishment A few years ago, I made 100 operation Christmas child shoe boxes, also shopping for McCarthy and Stone homeowners over three sites in Scarborough      every week throughout lockdown.

3. If you could live anywhere, where would it be? I would have a cottage in Cornwall in the middle of nowhere.

4. What makes you laugh the most? Probably my partner Samuel… but Dan Thomas is a close second (we laugh every day at work often uncontrollably).

5. What would you sing at Karaoke night I actually did karaoke for the first-time last weekend and sang (dreadfully) “No One” by Alicia Keys.

6. Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island? My Dad. Not only is he funny and my favourite person but he knows EVERYTHING. He would get us back home safe and sound.

7. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to? I would go back to 1709 so that I could see my holiday home being built and the family that lived there. I love reading about the              history behind a building.

8. What's the most daring thing you've ever done? I think the only time I’ve been worried was travelling to New Zealand alone, I’m not very good at changing trains never mind planes!

9. What do you do to keep fit? I am far from “fit”, but I really enjoy walking, every Sunday I enjoy a 6 mile walk around Scarborough.

10. Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous? Joanne Jackson and Nicola Jackson are my cousins, and both swam in the Olympics. I also had drinks with Nicola Sturgeons cousin a         few weeks ago… and finally but most importantly Samuels family own Thomas the Baker.

     

 

11. What is your favourite book to read? I only have time to read when I’m on holiday, I am happiest when I have a crime thriller in one hand and a cocktail in the other.

12. What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten? Whilst swimming in New Zealand on New Years day a man had just caught a red snapper and asked me to try it, he sliced a thin piece off,  told me to give it a quick wash in the sea and told me I will never eat a fresher piece of fish. After A LOT of persuasion from my brother-in-law I ate it… Never Ever Again!

 

 Red Snapper Fish

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November:  This week a tribute Ernie Padfield. 

                                             Farewell to a true gentleman
It is with great sadness that we said goodbye to Ernie Padfield, who with his wife Ruth was one of the first residents of the bungalows.
Ernie, aged 88, was taken to Scarborough Hospital after a fall and passed away on September 27th.
Although we knew Ernie for only a few months, we all warmed to his ready smile and caring nature.
Ernie and Ruth had been married for more than 66 years. They were teenage sweethearts who met at the Gospel Hall in Bristol.
They married at the same hall on Ernie’s 22nd birthday, after he had completed his National Service.
They have three children, Julie, Philip and Stephen, seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
The family was central to Ernie’s life, alongside his strong Christian faith, which supported him to the end,
when he told Ruth he was “going to Glory”.
Ernie worked as a chemist at Bristol University before deciding on a career change at the age of 30.
He trained to become a teacher and taught building science at colleges in Bristol, Salisbury and Bath, where he was popular with
both students and colleagues. He was a keen DIY enthusiast and gardener. That comes as no surprise to those of us who saw
him working tirelessly getting the bungalow and garden just right. His tip of mixing egg shells, cardboard and banana skins into the
clay soil to soften it was a masterstroke. However, Ruth was rather dubious when he decided that, instead of buying a new table,
he would saw the old one in half to make it smaller. He did, and it worked a treat! As one of his sons said:
“If Dad’s got a penknife he can do anything”. After he retired, Ernie and Ruth moved to Haxby, York, to be near their son Stephen.
Nine years later they moved to Pembroke, where their daughter Julie lived. Earlier this year, they made the move back to Yorkshire,
to 21 Chantry Gardens. Ernie spent many hours in the garden and his beloved shed, resisting Ruth’s entreaties to come in and sit
down after tea. He was also a bit of daredevil and once paraglided behind a speedboat in Cyprus. Ruth recalls it was rather windy
but that didn’t deter him. He and Ruth were regular attenders of St Oswald’s Church, Filey, and the vicar, the Rev Nigel Chapman,
conducted his funeral service.
God bless Ernie, a true gentleman.

Ernie

 Family man: Ernie and Ruth with their sons, Philip and Stephen, and daughter Julie.

 

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October's "Who are You" section this week is William (Homeowners House Manager)

  1. Name, Age, Place of Birth
    William                 57                Bloxwich (near Walsall)
                                            

 2. What is your proudest accomplishment
      Eventually realising, not before time, to not take myself too seriously.
     “For what do we live (said Mr Bennett), but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn.” (From Pride and Prejudice)
                   

 3. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
     Scarborough and Filey, are the best towns, in the best county, in the best country in the world. We are SO lucky!

4. What makes you laugh the most?
   The second half of any Alan Ayckbourn comedy play.
    Always worth the build up.
               Alan Aykborn

5. What would you sing at Karaoke night
    Anything from Jon Bon Jovi – can’t go wrong with a bit of shouty rock.

6. Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
    Definitely my wife Sarah. The chances of finding anyone else that would put up with me are slim.

7. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
    I’d go prehistoric, late Jurassic and go on a dinosaur safari. This may go badly wrong and the dinosaurs end up going on a William Safari,
    but it would be fun provided I didn’t get munched8. What's the most daring thing you've ever done?

8. What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
    Giving up my job at 24 and moving area without another. It worked out fine. Looking back I’d worry less about everything.
    It’s a pointless activity and generally not necessary.

9. What do you do to keep fit?
    Being a House Manager helps – its quite an active job. I also play tennis and any racket sport.

10. Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?

No. But my cousin taught Flute to Orlando Bloom’s younger sister, so that practically make us family.

11. What is your favourite book to read?

I read Tolkien as a teenager. I don’t really read Novels. I like books on Politics and History generally. Oh, but ‘Room on the Broom’ is a great kids book if you’ve never read it.

                

12.What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?

I’ll eat anything but I don’t enjoy anything from the mollusc family, meaning anything squidgy is off the menu. So that excludes Oysters, snails, squid etc. I love fried Chicken, a medium well-done Steak and fresh fruit. And everyone loves ice cream, right?

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September's "Who are You" section is Angela (No 2)

  1. Name, Age, Place of Birth

    Angela Harvey Vousden 19 April 1941, Nottinghamshire.
    I didn’t get to celebrate my 80th birthday, the packers were
    removing furniture, my move to Filey was the following day, 
    I still have the champagne!.

     2. What is your proudest accomplishment
          I am a member of the "Richard III Society" and was fortunate to have an invitation to the interment in Leicester Cathedral. 
         My proudest moment was seeing Richards III's remains entering Leicester and hearing the crowds call his name,
         knowing the last time he entered Leicester was when he was thrown naked over the back of a horse.
         The service at the cathedral was very moving, and standing in the crowd seeing the hearse lead by two knights was something i’ll never forget.

       
        Long live King Richard!

     3. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
         New Orleans…..I love the atmosphere, jazz and good food.


     4. What makes you laugh the most
         My dogs make me laugh, and cry

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      5. What would you sing at Karaoke night
         I can’t hold a tune in a bucket, so definitely “How the web was woven”. No one knows it and it is sang off key.       

    6. Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
        Octavius Augustus. Where did he get his courage from!

    7. If you could go back in time, what year would you to
        1485, I’d tell Richard to leave going to Bosworth until tomorrow

      8. What's the most daring thing you've ever done
          Driving a car over two planks of wood which were fixed to oil drums, over a raging stream in Mozambique.
          My husband wanted to video it.

     9. What do you do to keep fit?

    10. Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?
           A couple of ancestors, archers, father and son who fought at Agincourt, they were in Richard of York’s army .
          Not famous, but I’m proud of them. Richard and Ralph Glentworth

   11. What is your favourite book to read?
        Torn between the “Meditations of Marcus Aurelius”, and “The Gallic Wars”, always something new to ponder on  

   12. What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
         I lived in Southern Africa for 35 years and ate many strange things, one which stands out was Bessie
         a hippo, she was resident in a small private game park in Botswana where she lived in a dam on a small park in
         near the Zimbabwian border.  
         My son Julian, had his 40th birthday party there, it was owned by friends, (Who now live in York).  
         I hate to think how she died, she was quite old and lonely and Bessie wandered off,.  
        Julian a water engineer lived in Francistown, Botswana at the time.  
        He had sunk a borehole and put taps in the village over the border, they invited him and his family to eat with them,  
        on the menu was stew and sudza, a sort of porridge, Julian asked what the meat was as it was tough and inedible 
        it turned out to be Bessie the hippo! 

        

 

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August's "Who are You" section is Margaret (No 14)

  1. Name, Age, Place of Birth. Margaret Clarke (No.14), just got my bus pass, Sheffield

      2. What is your proudest accomplishment? “Adopting” an orphanage for HIV children when we were in India, persuading our
         company and a customer company to donate £30,000 a year.This enabled them to move to more suitable premises and celebrate
         their first year without any deaths! Many of the orphans are now grown-up, working and even married

            

     3. If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Filey of course

     4. What makes you laugh the most? Playing silly games with our grandchildren. More to come soon we hope!

     5. What would you sing at Karaoke night? Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf

     6. Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island? I would havesaid John but after our recent week in isolation
         I’m not so sure! We’d need some help though, so Monty Don, who could teach us to grow veggies and speak soothingly to us.

     7. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to? 1973 – passed my A-levels, started college, living my best hippy-chick life!

         
      A Hippie Chick from the 1970's

     8. What's the most daring thing you've ever done? Breaking up a bar fight in India’s version of a Wild West saloon by standing up and shouting “Stop this right now”. 
         Funnily enough they did.

     9. What do you do to keep fit? Sea swimming with Filey Mermaids and Mermen. Walking back up the steps from Coble Landing in a wetsuit – a Joe Wickes workout in itself.

   10. Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous? My maiden name was Wordsworth and there is a distant link to the poet, going back many generations.
       
        William Wordsworth Margaret's distant Uncle!

   11. What is your favourite book to read? I recently read The Salt Path by Raynor Winn, the true story of a couple who lost everything
        and made an impulsive decision to walk the 630-mile South West Coast Path. It’s a life-affirming read and has tempted us to try the
        Cleveland Way (not all in one go though).

   12. What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?

         I was persuaded to try fried jelly fish in Singapore. Yuk.

 

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July's "Who are You" section is Jack (No 11)

  1. Name, Age, Place of Birth
    Jack (John George) Chambers, 88, “Concrete” Cottages, Brampton Bierlow, Wombwell, Barnsley, number 6 of a baker’s dozen - 8 sisters, 4 brothers!

       

   As the name of the settlement implies, the cottages were indeed made of concrete: the walls, the roofs and even the spouts.
   There were two rooms on the ground floor which contained a black leaded fireplace, and a kitchen with a Yorkshire range fireplace,
   a 'copper' (a boiler used for heating water and washing cloths). A stoneware sink with a cold water tap.
   Below the kitchen was a cellar used for storing coal and foodstuffs.
   Upstairs were three bedrooms one large and two small. The large bedroom had a fireplace.
   In the early years the living room and kitchen where lit by a gas lamp but candles had to be used upstairs.
   Each cottage had it's own private backyard with earth closets.
   When Jack was 5 years old he helping Mam breakup coal in the cellar, He accidentally put the pickaxe through his foot!

   2. What is your proudest accomplishment?
    Being married to Eva for 66 years, my Daughter, Tine
    Receiving the LSGC (Long Service Good Conduct) Medal from Her Majesty Queen Mother.

   3.  If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
    After Yorkshire, Berlin, where Jack married Eva and served two tours with the army.
    On Jack's second tour in Berlin "The balloon went up" and he was called back to barracks to guard the perimiter fence of RAF Gatow.
  On the 13 August 1961 overnight the German Democratic Republic had started to  build a Wall to cut off West Berlin from surrounding 
  East Germany, including East Berlin. Jack had to protect Gatow in West Berlin from the Russian/East German possible invasion. GDR authorities
  officially 
referred to the Berlin Wall as the Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart (German: Antifaschistischer Schutzwall).
  It came to physically symbolize the "Iron Curtain" that separated Western Europe and the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War.

    
      Berlin Wall with the deadly no mansland 

   4.  What makes you laugh the most?
    Good old-fashioned jokes and Peter at number 8!

   5.  What would you sing at Karaoke night?
     I am not a good singer, but join in after a drink or two! Used to sing regimental, Josef Locke, Irish and Scottish songs, very loud and out of tune!

   6.  Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
     All my good neighbours to hunt and gather fish!

   7.  If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
     1952, First time abroad “Bad Oeynhausen” West Germany

   8.  What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
     Clamber down a scramble net from a ship to a landing-craft Port Said 1956. I am proud to say I got the GSM (near east) medal after the operation

    
    Scramble net

   9.  What do you do to keep fit?
     On waking, 15-20 minutes mobility exercise short to medium length, walking, gardening and housework.

   10.  Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?
     No, but cooked for Princess Alexandre, the Queen Mother and Viscount Monckton of Brenchley to name but a few.