Edmund Earley's Tombstone

Edmund Earley's Tombstone

Buried here in 1770, aged 31, Edmund Earley was one of a quarrelsome family of wealthy gentlemen horse dealers and brewers who were involved with the Royal Stag and the Barker Bridge House Trust. Edmund's father had been the pub’s landlord but caused a...
Protecting and preserving Datchet's Milestone

Protecting and preserving Datchet's Milestone

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 future conservation a...
WWI history project

WWI history project

While the DVS was researching the lives of the 54 men remembered on Datchet’s WWI Memorial, we discovered at least 33 more servicemen with Datchet connections who died during WWI but were not remembered on the Memorial. You can read more about o...
House Histories

House Histories

One of our recent projects was all about helping you to find out about the history of your own house. If you live in one of Datchet’s very old houses you may find that Janet Kennish has already researched the history of the building and the people who h...
Tree-Ring Dating Old Houses

Tree-Ring Dating Old Houses

Timber-framing is an ancient way of building with posts and beams cut directly from felled trees to make a framework which can stand by itself. The walls were then made solid by filling in the frame with cheap and light materials. Datchet has around...