Filey helps inspire new book about HMS Endeavour

Peter Moore's new publication.
Peter Moore's new publication.

A writer with links to Filey has written a new book about HMS Endeavour, the ship used by Captain James Cook.

From North Yorkshire to New England via Australia and New Zealand, Peter Moore headed out on a globe-trotting adventure of his own that retraced the vessel’s adventures.

The in-depth research has resulted in Endeavour: The Ship and the Attitude that Changed the World, which is published to coincide with the 250th anniversary of Cook’s first voyage.

Much of his research took place at the North Yorkshire County Records Office, while he also visited the Captain Cook museum in Whitby.

Mr Moore said: “My mother’s family are all from the Filey area. I am from Staffordshire but we spent our family holidays in Yorkshire.

“So I have been fascinated in that part of maritime history from when I was little. I remember standing on Filey beach and looking out into this great empty horizon which used to be the super-highway of the world.”

Endeavour: The Ship and the Attitude that Changed the World (ISBN-10: 178474090X) is available to buy now, priced £13.99.