Kedermister Library

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Our next visit will be to Kedermister Library and St Mary’s Church in Langley on 2 September. Anyone who hasn’t already visited this amazing library will enjoy the surprise of finding such a little-known gem almost on our doorstep. Sir … Continued

The Ellis Journey

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A celebration of the first recorded journey by a motorised carriage in the UK On Sunday 1 July, there was a second re-enactment of the journey made on 5 July 1895 by pioneering automobilist, Evelyn Ellis, from Micheldever Station in … Continued

War memorial restoration

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You may have noticed that the area around the war memorial has been boarded up until recently. That’s because the memorial has been  restored in time for this year’s remembrance commemorations, marking 100 years since the end of WWI. The … Continued

Neolithic Causewayed Enclosure

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A major 5,500-year-old Neolithic ceremonial gathering place known as a causewayed enclosure has been partially uncovered at Riding Court Farm, as part of CEMEX UK’s archaeological programme which is monitored by Berkshire Archaeology. Such sites, defined by encircling bank and … Continued

New (old) paintings of Datchet

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Alison has been keeping a watch on ebay and recently came across two lovely small watercolours of Datchet, painted around 1850-1860. They are not signed or dated but are the earliest pictures of the village yet known. The Barker Bridge … Continued

Datchet’s ‘missing’ soldiers

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While researching the lives of the 54 men remembered on Datchet’s WWI Memorial, Datchet Village Society has discovered many more servicemen with Datchet connections who died during WWI but who aren’t remembered on the Memorial. Over the Remembrance Weekend, the … Continued

Archaeology at Southlea

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Preliminary surveys are being carried out by the Environment Agency (EA), along the proposed route of the River Thames Scheme (RTS), the new flood relief channel from Datchet to Teddington. Under current plans, the channel will run through the prehistoric … Continued

Borough Local Plan & Infrastructure Plan

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Following the public consultation in December 2016/January 2017, known as ‘Regulation 18’, the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead (RBWM) published its ‘submission’ version of the Borough Local Plan (BLP) known as ‘Regulation 19’ and invited residents to make further … Continued

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