Bronze Age Settlement discovered

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In June, an archaeological investigation took place in the field east of The Myrke where the horses used to graze (between the M4 and Slough Road) in preparation for the Smart Motorway. Some residents were told unofficially by the workmen … Continued

Protecting Datchet’s milestone

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DVS has been working with the Parish Council to help protect Datchet’s listed milestone which was knocked over and damaged by a vehicle in September 2018. It has been temporarily cemented in place while a decision is made about its … Continued

Wildlife Walk at Datchet Golf Club

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Last year, Brian Clews gave a fascinating and well-attended talk about the wildlife of the Jubilee River. We’re delighted that he’s agreed to return this year to lead a special wildlife walk for DVS members at Datchet Golf Course. Brian’s … Continued

Butterfly survey results

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In late June, DVS members were again invited to join Wild About Datchet, this time for a butterfly and dragonfly survey of The Willowfields and Land at Mill Place, with Brian and Liz Crathorne from the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire … Continued

The Ellis Journey 2019

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A celebration of the first recorded journey by a motorised carriage in the UK On 30 June 2019, there will be another re-enactment of the journey made on 5 July 1895 by pioneering automobilist, Evelyn Ellis, from Micheldever Station in … Continued

Frogmore House

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Wednesday 28 August 2019, 1.15pm. Booking for this event has now closed. Standing in the Home Park of Windsor Castle, Frogmore House has been a favourite royal retreat for more than 300 years and has a fascinating history. Public interest … Continued

Butterfly Survey at Willowfields

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Wild About Datchet, the new community group which aims to discover, celebrate, improve and protect wild things and wild places in Datchet and the surrounding countryside, has invited Datchet Village Society members to join their Butterfly Survey. This follows on … Continued

2019 programme of events

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Programme of events for June-Dec 2019 30 JUNE Evelyn Ellis Journey Come and see the DVS display about Evelyn Ellis and Victorian Datchet when the veteran cars return to the village. For details see: 13-28 JULY Archaeology Join the … Continued

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