You will probably have seen our DVS photographer, Adrian Giddins, at many village and DVS events. We keep photographic records of our activities and use these to illustrate our newsletter and website. They are also added to the DVS Photo Archive which is a unique set of images, collected and managed for many years by Rob Gordon and more recently by Adrian. (Please let us know if you don’t wish any photos of yourself to be used.)

For events in 2015 or earlier, please click here.

Cemetery Chapel Open Day

Datchet Parish Council asked the DVS to host an Open Day at the Cemetery Chapel in Ditton Road on 9 April 2017, not only for our members but for the rest of the village as well. This was a rare chance to see the interior and the stained-glass windows, one by the firm of William Morris. About 50 people attended during the day. There was also the opportunity to see the information about WWI soldiers’ graves in the cemetery for anyone who missed this in November. The Datchet Neighbourhood Plan Group was also there, asking residents their opinions on future development in the village.

St Mary’s Church Steeple

On 1 April 2017, DVS members were invited to a special service at St Mary’s Church to celebrate the completion of the steeple restoration work. The service was followed by presentations by the stonemason Lee Saunders about his work and by Janet Kennish on the building of the tower and steeple in 1864.

St Mary’s stained-glass windows and memorials

On 11 February 2017, a group of about 20 DVS and church members joined Janet Kennish for a guided tour of St Mary’s.

21st anniversary of Datchet Village Society

On Saturday 8 October 2016, DVS celebrated its 21st year with a party in the Church Community Room. To see some of the photos taken on the day, please click here.


The Great Barn and St Mary’s Church, Harmondsworth

On a sunny Sunday afternoon in September 2016, we visited the pretty village of Harmondsworth which will be greatly affected and partly demolished if a third runway is built. Our visit started in the Church, moved on to the magnificent Great Barn (entry to which is free of charge), and concluded at the Five Bells.


Historic Village Walk

On 9 August 2016, a group of about 22 DVS members enjoyed a stroll around the Green with Janet Kennish, learning more about the history and development of the village centre and discovering that buildings are not always what they seem. We were also very fortunate to be invited inside one of the oldest houses in the village, the timber-framed ‘Hall House’ in the High Street. To read more about the ‘Hall House’, on Janet’s Datchet History website, please click here. For more about the growth of Datchet, please click here.


Datchet Village Fete 2016

DVS had a stall at the village fete with displays on the Conservation Area and all the listed buildings in the village, and “Kings, Queens and Villagers” (see entry below for more details).

Party for the Queen on the Green

On 12 June 2016, DVS joined the Party for the Queen on the Green with a special display entitled “Kings, Queens and Villagers; Datchet’s Royal Connections”. To read more about our display, please click here

Datchet Cemetery Chapel and WWI graves, spring 2016
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