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

New DVS information leaflet

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If you live in the village, you’l probably have received a copy of the new DVS leaflet which has been distributed recently. If not, you’ll find a copy here: DVS information leaflet 2019 and in local cafes, shops, the library … Continued

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

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