80th anniversary of WWII

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Britain entered WWII on 3 September 1939, 80 years ago this year. To mark this, the DVS has just started researching the stories of the 30 WWII servicemen whose names were added to Datchet’s War Memorial in 1989. The following … Continued

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

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 2020

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125th anniversary of the first recorded journey by a motorised carriage in the UK On Sunday 5 July 2020, the veteran cars will be returning to the village to mark 125 years after the first recorded journey by a motorised … 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

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. 13-28 JULY Archaeology DVS members are invited to join … Continued