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The Farm That Inspired The Archers

Ruth Sanderson meets Sebastian Parsons as he sells the family farm that inspired the writers of The Archers.

Sebastian Parsons has turned Rush Farm in Worcestershire into a community trust. He hopes the famous land which inspired Radio Four's 'The Archers' will now be preserved forever.

For Sebastian and his sisters who bought the farm back in 2005, safeguarding its future was of paramount importance. After purchasing 190 acres, a business park and a farmhouse the family have now sold 150 acres of the land to a community ownership trust known as Stockwood Community Benefit Society.

Ruth Sanderson meets the Parsons as the last slice of land is sold and asks if this is really the best way forward for this biodynamic and organic farm to be preserved for future generations.

Producer: Perminder Khatkar.

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Sun 15 Nov 2015 06:35


  • Sun 15 Nov 2015 06:35