It was built in by George Alderson Smith as a private residence, and was later converted to a hotel. On 4 June , 55 metres ft of the 70 metres ft hotel garden had disappeared from view, the beginning of a landslide  which gradually became more severe, and finally on 5 June , after a day of heavy rain, parts of the building collapsed, making news around the world. The hotel's chimney stack collapsed live on television just as Yorkshire TV 's Calendar regional news programme went on air covering the building's precarious condition. Richard Whiteley was presenting the item at the time of the collapse. One of the likely contributing causes of the landslide was the substantial rain in the two months before it occurred. The mud flow from the landslide protruded metres ft beyond the high-water mark. Landslides are a common problem in Scarborough and along the coast from Filey to Whitby.
Great post!! The old Harry picks of the radio are standing on the tip of a cliff between the stand and the Swan badge, and an excellent example of the stack. Wind rises due to friction in the water; This is due to start moving in a circular orbit water
In the Summer of there was a long dry period followed by heavy rain. The cliffs near Holbeck Hall were made of clay, so became saturated as the water penetrated the clay. Originally the Hotel was not considered under any danger because it was m back from the cliff edge. However, on 3rd June, cracks began to appear in the Hotel Lawn. On the 4th June at 7.