Draycott Diaries

Draycott Diaries

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057 We pay tribute to Sophie Courtiour, resident of Rodney Stoke.
August 11, 2023

An amazing woman and a massive participant in our community life. Mother, Willow Sculptor, Instructor, House Builder, Church Bell Captain, Horse Expert, and devoted lover of everything to do with Natu

056 Blindness Is Never Dark
September 14, 2022

As Patron of the RNIB (Royal National Institute for the Blind). Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was a passionate advocate for the rights of blind and partially sighted people. With that in mind we are

055 Rodney Stoke and Draycott WI
August 13, 2022

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Alison Quill, who was President of the branch from 2019, until her death in April 2022. Tiggi talks to Natalyia Wills, a member of the local WI since 2015.

054 Perch Hill Vineyard Near Draycott
July 13, 2022

Having faced a life changing diagnosis and a need to re navigate her life, two and a half years ago, Alison Ironside and her Mother moved from Cornwall to Draycott. They wanted to join a community an

053 Draycott’s Jubilee Celebration
June 13, 2022

I had a real scoop this month. For our Draycott Diaries Jubilee Special, I chat with internationally acclaimed choral conductor, composer and organist Barry Rose OBE. As resident organist and Master

052 Draycott And The Strawberry Line
May 13, 2022

The romance of an historic steam train, puffing along through the gorgeous Somerset countryside. Children waving as passengers disembark at Draycott Station. Watched from the windows of the Railway In

051 The Draycott Arborist
April 14, 2022

Village resident Adam Clark had two passions as a boy, soldiers and trees. As he chats with Tiggi we learn so much from his past experiences. As a student army cadet Adam once organised an expeditio

050 Draycott Diaries Celebrate 50 Episodes
March 14, 2022

Tiggi and her guide dog Jackie set off three years ago to record stories from a rural village. Many said this wouldnt work. How very wrong they were. As a special guest on BBC Radio 4 and other medi

049 The Draycott Pilot
February 14, 2022

John Connor is this months podcast guest. Tiggi learns that every person she chats to on Draycott Diaries have hidden depths, and village resident jet pilot John Connor is one of them. A true biograph

048 Draycott Drama
January 14, 2022

A brand new year and a brand new pantomime for the local community. This month Tiggi hooks up with three members of the local drama group Mendip Players. Revelations include the debacle of walking on