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 in mid-2018. That’s because the memorial was being restored in time for the 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

Datchet’s WWI Soldiers

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Interested to learn more about the men behind the names on the war memorial? A small group of Datchet Village Society members has been researching the lives of soldiers commemorated on the village green. We’ve now published their stories here. … Continued

Riverside Update

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Over the past year or so, the pile-driving at the riverfront has been completed by the contractor, Cook Piling, and the new river wall, financed by Datchet Parish Council, RBWM and the Barker Bridge House Trust is now in place. … Continued

New Datchet Greetings Card

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To celebrate the restoration of the church steeple, Datchet Village Society has launched a new greetings card, showing the view across the greens to The Bridge, the Royal Stag, and St Mary’s. The new card is available at Hearts and … Continued