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Charlotte Smith visits a family farm in the midlands which will be cut in two by the new HS2 High Speed rail link.

John Barnes' family have worked the land near Lichfield for over 90 years. After decades as tenants they saved up enough to buy the land just 10 years ago. Now all the family is involved in running a thriving wedding venue, bustling farm shop, and the farm.

When the HS2 route was first announced, it cut through the meadows; but the revised route takes it through their picturesque Georgian farm house, farm buildings and wedding venue, cutting the farm in half.

Presenter: Charlotte Smith Producer: Melvin Rickarby.

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Sun 25 Mar 2012 06:35