Village Fete: See the earliest paintings of Datchet

Village Fete: See the earliest paintings of Datchet

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As usual, the DVS will have a stand at the village fete on Saturday 7 July but this year we will be displaying our most recent find: two lovely watercolours of Datchet, painted around 1850-1860. They are not signed or dated but are the earliest pictures of the village yet known. Both paintings have now been bought by the DVS and The Barker Bridge House Trust, restored and framed. The paintings were on display at this year’s AGM and will be on view again at the fete, along with a display explaining what these images reveal about the village.

IMG_8528smWhere: DVS stand, Datchet Village Fete, Churchmead School, Slough Road

When: Saturday 7 July 2018, 12-4pm

Cost: There is usually a small entrance fee which includes a programme.

More information: This year’s attractions will include a Cheerleading Display, Datchet Morris Men, Owl in Flight demo, Classic Car display, Punch and Judy, Penalty Shoot-Out Competition, and Pony Rides. There is also the Great Datchet Bake Off competition and an art competition with fabulous prizes for under-18s. There will also be a Bouncy Castle, Crazy Golf, Fire Engine display, and a Sailing Dinghy display. Stalls include a Bottle Tombola, Crockery Smashing, Coconut Shy, Jewellery, Local Art, and, of course, the DVS. There is also a beer tent and other refreshments including tea and cakes, strawberries and cream, a BBQ and ice cream. For details, please visit

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