The famous Holbeck Hall Hotel, in Scarborough which slipped into the sea in 1993. This is a prime example showing the power of the sea in causing erosion and calamity. There is current debate in the engineering world about the amount of money which should be spent on coastal defence work, as some feel it is great expense in merely delaying what will usually lead to inevitable failure anyway.


This is a view of the Steady Hole Fall which occured in the Folkestone Warren area in 1915. This photograph was taken shortly after the slip took place, and shows clearly the severe damage caused to the railway track.