Millions have driven by the quirky farm perched in between two motorway carriageways on the M62 in Yorkshire and pondered over the stubborn farmer who refused to be moved when the workmen arrived, reports the Mail.

But a recently unearthed documentary has revealed that the couple who lived at Stott Hall Farm, west of Huddersfield, in West Yorkshire, were actually saved by a geological fault rather than their own resolve to make way for the M62.

Farmer Ken Wild had refused to sell his land that his father had purchased in 1934 when plans for the motorway on the moors were approved. But their farm was saved because the land beneath the 15 acres which now lies between the carriageways was too steep – making it impossible to build all six lanes on.

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