Packington Moor Farm shop near Lichfield, will finally close its doors today after 30 years of trading, because it lies in the path of HS2.
The Barnes family has been on the farm since 1921. The farm shop was opened in 1986, which in turn led to the family hosting weddings in the farmhouse garden. After more than 700 weddings this too will close at the end of December.
Owners John and Rosemary Barnes say it will be a sad day.
The family served a blight notice on the Government, the response to which was a Compulsory Purchase Order on the farm. That led to the Barnes to make the difficult decision to relocate.
John, Rosemary, their son Henry and daughter-in-law Jo, will be relocating to a farm in Gloucestershire.