Scarborough’s Holbeck Hall Hotel once stood proudly on top of a hill on the Yorkshire Coast, with beautiful views across the North Sea.
But, on June 4 1993, this peace was disrupted when the ground moved under the foundation of the hotel and the beginning of the flood that carried the building into the sea had begun.
In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the disaster this year, Scarborough news it has looked back in its archives as the destruction took place.
Cracks in the hotel’s gardens a few days earlier were the first sign of what was to come, and as heavy rain continued, Holbeck Hall Hotel collapsed into the hillside on June 5 1993.
The horrific sighting attracted the attention of the world’s media, and crowds of onlookers, who watched in horror as part of the historic hotel lake disappeared.
Built as a private residence in 1879, it was later converted into a hotel and purchased by owners Barry and Joan Turner in 1988.
Fortunately, no injuries were reported as the hotel guests were evacuated days ago and staff removed the antiques and valuable paintings.
Following the collapse, specialist demolition teams were called in to remove what was left of one of Scarborough’s most luxurious hotels.