Revised DVS Constitution

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The DVS Committee has recently been reviewing the Society’s Constitution to ensure it keeps up with the times. To see a draft of this revised Constitution, please click on this link: Draft Revised Constitution One of the key changes is … 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

WWI soldier’s grave found

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For more than 100 years, Lieutenant John (‘Jack’) Gillis Butt, who is remembered on Datchet’s WWI Memorial, had no known grave. In October 2018, Jack’s great nephew, Nick Previté, had some news to share with DVS. His uncle’s grave had … Continued

Update: Archaeology at Southlea

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OCTOBER 2018: Trent and Peak Archaeology invited DVS along to Southlea Farm on Thursday 11 October 2018 to tell us more about their recent archaeological investigations. The visit did not involve actual fieldwalking or finds-processing as the DVS has done … Continued

War memorial restoration

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You may have noticed that the area around the war memorial was boarded up 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 work was … 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

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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