33 episodes

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

    • Personal Journals
    • 4.8 • 18 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.

    033 The Draycott Trophy Winner

    033 The Draycott Trophy Winner

    Gerald Dally, alongside his daughter Maria, surprises and enlightens Tiggi with tales from the past about the Somerset village of Draycott. They look back at a community that has quadrupled in size since he was a small boy. Gerald talks candidly about his school days and a successful career as a vegetable and strawberry farmer, […]

    • 28 min
    032 Draycott Community Shop One Year On

    032 Draycott Community Shop One Year On

    Tiggi takes a retrospective look at our community shop one year on. With personal loss, exhilaration & challenges at its core. 2020 saw lots of early excitement, but then lockdown hit us for the first time. This is the story of a community who came together in a crisis and have learnt to go forward […]

    • 24 min
    031 Draycott’s Deacon

    031 Draycott’s Deacon

    Thea Oliver chats to Tiggi over coffee about her recent and massive achievement. A resident of Draycott for many years, Thea has brought up a large family. To this day she continues to work hard for her family and as a nurse practitioner. With a strong religious faith and values from birth, Thea has always […]

    • 31 min
    030 Draycott Head Teacher

    030 Draycott Head Teacher

    Will Ewens is the new Head Teacher of both Draycott & Rodney Stoke First School and Shipham First School. Two rural places of learning for young children. Both schools with a history of excellence and their locations surrounded by Somerset’s beautiful Mendip hills. Will, a Somerset resident from birth, has already faced many challenges since […]

    • 27 min
    029 The Draycott Charity

    029 The Draycott Charity

    Helen Dance is one of the pillars of the communities of Draycott and Rodney Stoke. An experienced volunteer with CAM (Citizens Advice Mendip), Clerk of the Card Trust, Editor of the Parish newsletter and owner of 2 raucous parrots. She reveals a fascinating and surprising tale of John and Joseph Card.  In the early 1700’s […]

    • 31 min
    028 Draycott’s Version of BBC Radio4’s ‘The Listening Project’

    028 Draycott’s Version of BBC Radio4’s ‘The Listening Project’

    Tiggi and Ella chat about their guide dogs Jackie and Rio. How their lives have become enriched with assistance from their canine pals. However, the road to enlightenment never runs completely smoothly! A gentle and amusing conversation between two friends sharing in the joys and tribulations of life with sight loss and unpredictable dogs.

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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.

Nappshorty ,

An intersting portrait of village life from a Londoner's viewpoint

For those of us not fortunate enought to live in Dracott, these podcasts provide an understanding of what's important in life, provided by Tiggi's wonderful interviewing skills, which brings it all to life. Bring on the rest of them!

Mac33107 ,

The archers in reality!

Tiggi’s background knowledge in production, her wit and interest in people really shines in these podcasts. Refreshingly done by an actual resident instead of someone visiting for a story. My favourite will always be Postman hat!

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