England’s Real Life Version of the 2009 Movie Up!
There are no sky scrapers or big cities built up along the M62 between Greater Manchester and Leeds. However this little farm house in the middle of the motorway always reminds me of the 2009 movie Up!
The little farm house is surrounded by 3 lanes of traffic on each side. The roaring traffic moves 70 miles per hour and sometimes faster for speeders. I’ve often wondered how noisy it would be to live there and How difficult it would be to get around. Also I've wondered how the sheep have coped with cars and trucks zipping by as they feed in the fields. The motor way was built through the Moss Moors and around the Scott Hall Farm in the 1960’s.
Story Behind England's Real Life Version of Up!
The are many stories and rumors that have been spread about why this little farm house is sat in the middle of the motorway. Legend has it that the owner, Ken Wild was a cantankerous stubborn man who refused to move or sell his land. Thus, forcing construction of the motorway around them. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the truth behind this real-life version of the Up movie is due to geological fault that lies beneath the farm house. It would prove to be too costly and difficult to blast away the rock underneath the farm house. The engineers saw construction as impractical and decided to build around the house.
The owners of this farm house where happy to be able to stay in their home and it is still an operational farm to this day!
Would you live here? I think it would be interesting, but find it might be difficult to get in and out of the property even though there is a road through the underpass. I also wonder how many cars land on the property in the winter from icy roads?
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