Datchet’s WWII Memorial
The 75th anniversary of VE day and the end of WWII in Europe will be commemorated on 8 May 2020. To mark this, the DVS has started researching the stories of the 30 WWII servicemen whose names were added to Datchet’s War Memorial in 1989. To read more, click here.

VE Day 1945
At 3pm on Tuesday 8 May 1945, after six years of war and millions of lives lost, Prime Minister Winston Churchill took to the airwaves to announce that the war in Europe was finally over; that hostilities would end officially at one minute after midnight.  There were celebrations throughout the country, including Datchet. To read more, click here.

How the war changed Datchet
An extract from Datchet Past written by local historian Janet Kennish. (Copies are on sale in the village from The Bridge.) To read more, click here.

Memories of an evacuee
Roger Hardy’s childhood memories of being evacuated to Datchet – where he learned to swear! To read more, click here.