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Tiggi, lives in a gorgeous Somerset village . Always on the move with her assistance dog Jackie, she pops in along the way to see friends and chat about community and life. Everybody has an untold story and Tiggi’s on a mission to dig them out.

Draycott Diaries Tiggi Trethowan

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 22 Ratings

Tiggi, lives in a gorgeous Somerset village . Always on the move with her assistance dog Jackie, she pops in along the way to see friends and chat about community and life. Everybody has an untold story and Tiggi’s on a mission to dig them out.

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

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

    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 Nature. Sophie will be missed by her family who we are thinking about at this time, but friends will miss her too, as she touched […]

    • 32 min
    056 Blindness Is Never Dark

    056 Blindness Is Never Dark

    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 delighted to re broadcast the podcast we made with Ella Caulfield two years ago. A young lady who became totally […]

    • 12 min
    055 Rodney Stoke and Draycott WI

    055 Rodney Stoke and Draycott WI

    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.  She is on a mission to bust the myth that the WI is not only ‘Jam and Jerusalem’. […]

    • 28 min
    054 Perch Hill Vineyard Near Draycott

    054 Perch Hill Vineyard Near Draycott

    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 and ideally buy some land. Bingo! A vineyard came up for sale nearby called PERCH HILL. Boasting a south […]

    • 29 min
    053 Draycott’s Jubilee Celebration

    053 Draycott’s Jubilee Celebration

    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 of the Choir at St Paul’s Cathedral in London from 1974, Barry participated in many royal services. These included the 1977 Silver Jubilee and […]

    • 34 min
    052 Draycott And The Strawberry Line

    052 Draycott And The Strawberry Line

    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 Inn opposite.  This was the Cheddar Valley Line, later re-named The Strawberry Line due to its delicious cargo of rich, red, ripe and juicy strawberries heading […]

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

cp pfc ,

Fab!

After hearing tiggy on Saturday live I had to listen to Draycott Diaries! It’s great for nosey people like me who love eavesdropping into village life!

G1555 ,

Interesting, informative & fun

Like accidentally eavesdropping on a table next to you, buzzing with rural life and painting pictures in your mind.
Have only just began and I hope they drop the habit of constantly interrupting the answer to a question just asked, it’s a little irritating but I’m sticking with it.

jackdaf421 ,

The archers meets the listening Project!

I love this podcast.! An intimate, amusing and sometimes poignant glimpse into rural life. Real life stories happening right now.

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