25 years on since collapse of Holbeck Hall hotel was caught on camera

The collapse of the famous spa hotel was broadcast on live television Credit: ITV News

It's a quarter of a century since the collapse of a North Yorkshire hotel was caught on camera and broadcast on live television to a worldwide audience.

The Holbeck Hall hotel in Scarborough began to topple into the sea as the land on which it stood started to give way. The day after guests were evacuated large parts of it simply crumpled.

Scarborough Council say the demise of Holbeck Hall taught them a lot about how to tackle crumbling cliffs.

They have announced plans to put that knowledge to good use on a new multi-million pound scheme to stabilise the cliffs behind the resort's famous Spa complex.

  • Chris Kiddey has this report: