Our Diamond Anniversary – 60 years and still going strong!
In the spring of 1959 five men decided to found a dramatic Society in Datchet. A few other enthusiasts were recruited and the first recorded committee meeting of the Datchet Players took place
on 31st May 1959.
The two aims of the Society were to put on plays and promote good fellowship. These are still the objectives of the Society.
The first production of “Figure of Fun” by Andre Roussin took place on the 1st and 2nd April 1960 in Churchmead School. This continued to be the venue for our plays until 1976 when they were transferred to the Village Hall which had been built on land donated by one of our members.
We continue to thrive and always welcome new members. We are proud of the fact that we are able to donate regularly to local charities and over the years we have given over £20,000. This is only possible because of the loyalty of our audiences. We now have a mailing list of over 200 members, and our flyers are now distributed by email instead of by post!
We are proud and happy that one of our Founder Members, Bill Middlemass, is still living in Datchet and is now our Honorary Life President and can always be relied on to give information and wise counsel whenever required.
We extend our grateful thanks to all those who have supported us over the last 60 years and look forward to your continued patronage.