Diggory Compton was the local baker, who opened Comptons in Victoria Street in 2005. The shop was open for a year, employing Sarah Platt and Liz McDonald, before a rent increase resulted in him moving to the more affordable Chorlton.
Diggory tried wooing Liz McDonald by inviting her to a Christmas dinner party in 2005, however she ended up meeting her future drummer husband Vernon Tomlin at the event. He left Weatherfield and relocated to Chorlton in 2006 when his Victoria Street business failed. Diggory's daughter, Molly visited him in 2008 after falling out with her fiancé Tyrone Dobbs.
On 5th January 2009, Molly received a call from the hospital that Diggory's appendix had burst. Several days later, it was revealed that Diggory would recover but would ultimately miss the wedding due to being hospitalised for a week.
In April 2010, Molly and Tyrone were due to visit Diggory at his house in the country, however they were caught up in a car accident, leading to Molly becoming hospitalised. Diggory went to visit her, although he left before his sister Pam arrived to see her.
After Molly died following a tram crash in December 2010, Diggory was devastated by what happened. He didn't attend the funeral as he was too grief stricken over his daughter's death.
First and last lines
"Thank-you. Get in there.... Yee-haw!" (First line)
"How'd you get one of them, eh? 'Cos I'll tell yer, no-one has tried harder than me. Had me eye on that Liz McDonald for a while but oh no... was no more of a success there than I've been with the shop." (Final line, to Roy Cropper)