Drawn by Frank

Diggers World is the official home of the archaeologist formerly known as Digger, Lukie, Port, Rasbutin, River, Popeye, Glenn, five times a night, Dad, Guru, Swimpy, Mum, Marje, Sandy, Durdle and sometimes even Mike……

It features a collection of photos of Digger and his friends as they undertake the “tortures” of life in the 21st century……




The main topics are:

Wild Swimming

Want to know more about “Wild Swimming” (that’s rivers AND lakes, not naked swimming)?

Now’s your chance with individual areas/pages for:

Swim the Door:

Durdle Door is a sea arch near Lulworth, Dorset. Its one of those iconic landscape features and, even better, you can swim through it. The latter is known as Swim the Door (or its well known acronym STD). Some people do this once a year at a gathering in June. Some people do it more than once a year! Find out about some of these people via the following pages: Veterans, Artwork


Auto-timer top tips, Auto-timer awards (year by year) and, of course,  self-photography (apparently known as selfies to some)


The Important Things in Life:

A misc collection of things that are, well, important to me and maybe even some others?Womble drinking (IMG_00681) A

Dance “tips”, Glenn Miller, Festivals, Mark “the priest”, Wombles etc



Annual Scottish (Easter) Holidays (subject to Covid): 2022, 2019,  2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 & 2010.

Plus  “Recent” foreign holidays : Argentina (2015), Chile (2015), Canaries (2012), Croatia (2017, 2018, 2016 & 2015), France (2018, 2016 & 2015), Spain (2013 & 2017),  Lebanon (2009) and Syria (well timed visit in 2009 ahead of the civil war). 

Plus holidays in England & Wales : Dorset (2022 coming soon), Hadrians Wall (2014),  Isle of Scilly (2012).

And finally  All countries I’ve visited from A to Z (remarkable given I’m scared of flying).

Weekend Breaks:

2022, 2021 (ha, well six), 2020 (ha, well four!), 2019, 2018, 2017,2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010 & 2009



Recent Blog Posts

Here is a list of my most recent blog posts.

  • Website upgraded and updated - Dec 31st, 2022
    DiggersWorld.net had now been updated and upgraded. It now has drop down menus! Many thanks to Graham for all his work on the upgrade.
  • Photos from the Dorset in September added - Oct 1st, 2022
    Photos from the September long weekend in Dorset added to Weekend Breaks http://www.diggersworld.net/weekend-breaks/2022-2/  
  • Isle of Mull holidays photos added - Oct 1st, 2022
    A bit late, but I’ve added some of the photos from the Isle of Mull photos. http://www.diggersworld.net/holidays/other-scottish-holidays/isle-of-mull-july-2022/
  • New Swims added - Aug 6th, 2022
    A few more new swim locations (2022) added (Isle of Mull and Peak District), to go with the new ones for the Isle of Arran and any others I’ve been to this year. http://www.diggersworld.net/wild-swimming/new-wild-swims/
  • Photos finally uploaded from Swim the Door 22 - Jul 11th, 2022
    Now I’m back from my travels I’ve updated the Swim the Door 22 page. http://www.diggersworld.net/swim-the-door/swim-the-door-2022/

Note 1We wish to stress that there is no sponsorship of this page, however, if anybody wants to send Streaky Strips, Twiglets, Wombles (especially the one that is battery powered and nods his head while singing the “Remember You’re A Womble”), or any Glenn Miller merchandise, thats up to them.

Note 2You will not see any flash graphics, or nudity (thank God), or even too much wit on this web site. If you have come to this site expecting these things PLEASE LEAVE NOW – it’s merely a collection of photos.