Draycott Diaries

Draycott Diaries


Latest Episodes

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 wouldn’t 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

047 Draycott Diaries Christmas Special 2021
December 20, 2021

A woman sets out with her Guide Dog, Jackie, seeking out the true meaning of Christmas in our community, walking the Mendip hills looking for enlightenment. With food and beverages part of their resea

046 Draycott’s Postie’s Journey – For Charity
November 13, 2021

Tiggi chatted to Ian Maclachlan (the Draycott Postman) just before he embarked on the race of his life. Raising funds for “Hounds for Heroes”. Ian left Draycott with hope in his heart, declaring the s

045 Draycott in Autumn
October 14, 2021

Peter Bright, a resident in the beautiful Mendip area of Somerset for many years, is our guest this month. Peter is a retired Biology Teacher and natural historian with an extensive knowledge of local

Talk Local 003
September 28, 2021

It’s Raining Men Tiggi and Kayleigh have been on a Somerset binge this month covering life changing topics including what to wear if unexpected visitors drop from the sky. Guests include Emily Ellis a