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On the 17th of February 1979, there was a major rock-fall from the cliffs behind the hotel, completely destroying one room. The name 'Yelton' comes from one of the owners, Michael Notley - who reversed the letters in his surname to give the hotel a name.
Now known as the White Rock Hotel
- The Hastings Chronicle: 1950-1979 – The Hastings Chronicle, accessdate: 18 January 2020