On this page we are archiving the longer pieces that have appeared on this site about aspects of life in and around Draycott, including items on local history.
If you’d like to write an article yourself, just send it in, or get in touch for details of what we’re looking for.

There have also been a lot of articles relevant to the area’s history published on this website.  They are listed separately. See  History Articles


Recent history of the Izaak Walton Inn   (with updates)

Cresswell-Paynsley-Newton circular walk

Election 2015 results in Draycott
The Great War dead of Draycott
The state of policing in Draycott  – August 2014
The mystery of Draycott’s old railway tunnel
Some Draycott walks – April 2014
Parking on grass verges – April 2014
The end for Blythe Colours – March 2014
Getting fit in Draycott – March 2014
Preserving Draycott’s ancient church bells – Jan 2014

Draycott’s buildings of national historic importance  Sept 2013
Draycott’s footpaths  August 2013
The unsolved mystery of “Cresswell Old Road”…   June 2013
Historical Draycott website… is back!  April 2013
Betty Hammond’s 100 years   March 2013
Ken Shelley passes away   March 2013
Draycott Parish to disappear?   February 2013

Draycott Moor College – a report  January 2013
Draycott Arms reopens   December 2012
‘Baskeyfield VC’ – film made in Cresswell  December 2012
Old railway track to be new footpath  September 2012
Graham Bagnall leaves for pastures new  January 2013
Crazy street-naming in Cresswell  Nov 2012

Industrial park’s waste tips – debate goes on   November 2012   
Draycott in the Moors – guerrilla knitting capital?
   October 2012
Brian Hilton: Mr Draycott Potter    September 2012
Draycott’s tennis, bowls & cricket champions     September 2012
Draycott Fayre – report and photos July 2012

Broadband issues in Draycott   June 2012
Blythe Cricket Club – recent history June 2012
A look back at the Villagers’ Voice (VVSM) campaigns May 2012
The Report about the Cresswell Flood-Plain  May 2012
Ian Barlow’s Hot-Food Stall in Cresswell  Feb 2012
St Margaret’s Church – a poem Dec 2012
Church Hall ‘under new management’  Nov 2011
Evelyn Robinson Nov 2011