Exploring Filey's Past :: Crimlisk Fisher Archive

The Archives

In 1991 Filey Town Council started an archive of local heritage material. The basis for this now extensive collection were donations of material from Fred Fisher and also John Crimlisk.
Fred had held the photographic collection of Filey photographer Walter Fisher, this collection is shared now between Filey Museum and The Crimlisk-Fisher Archive, both being located on Queen Street, Filey.
John Crimlisk and his wife Maisy were local history researchers who gathered a vast amount of heritage material this was also donated to the Town Council to remain in Filey and be accessible for people.
The archives are supported by the Town Council and are based within the Council buildings at 52a Queen Street.
Visiting and using the archive
The archive is open to members of the public every Wednesday and Friday morning from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm. Other times are possible via pre-arranged appointment. If travelling from any distance it is recommended to telephone first to confirm access is available. It is now possible to browse the digital photographic archive using a touch screen PC and in most cases, prints can be purchased. 
The archive holds a large collection of documents including those of the former Filey Urban District Council.
Due to loans and acquisitions many local photographs are held within the collection with an ever growing and extensive digital images section.
Project work has included working together with the National Archives, London on A2A (Access to Archives) this has provided wider access to listings of material held in the archive at Filey via on-line cataloguing.
Exploring Filey’s Past and To the Last of the Line both saw a new departure into oral history recording and filmed interviews both projects supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund and Filey Town Council.
To the Last of the Line was a popular and extensive research project covering Filey’s fishing heritage and was delivered between 2007 – 08
The archive works very closely and in partnership with local schools and also community groups and helps to make the history and heritage of Filey and District more widely accessible and available to everyone
Standards of care and collection management at the archive are very high and are of nationally recognised standards, the ongoing costs of caring for the collection being met by grant funding, donations and support from Filey Town Council.
Enquires Contact; Mr Brian Mulrine, Archives Supervisor
Email –crimliskfisherarchive@gmail.com