The Dorney History Group
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Welcome to the Dorney History Group website

“To conserve and preserve the history of Dorney Parish and the area”

 

The Dorney History Group is a not-for-profit association of people who  work together in order to research, record and promote all aspects of the history of the Dorney area.

 

About the Dorney History Group

We are a group of local residents who love our village and the surrounding area and respect and enjoy the history of the area.

 

We want to research the history and share it with others around the world who might be interested.

 

Providing access to the facts, figures, people and places is what we want to do.

 

Sharing this through this website is, we believe, the best way of bringing it all together.

 

We hope you agree.

Recent Updates to the website:

We regularly add or update information on this website. 

Please follow the links below to the updates.

 

December 2018: Research Paper: Should Dorney, Dorney Reach and Boveney (Dorney Parish) move from Buckinghamshire to the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead? Over the years, a number of people in Dorney have asked this question. The recent Government decision to create the Buckinghamshire Unitary Authority, reinvigorates the debate and could be considered by the residents of Dorney, Dorney Reach & Boveney (Dorney Parish) as suggested by the Editor of Dorney Parish News. This research paper is an attempt to pull some of the information that is available together, from an historical viewpoint, in order to assist a sensible debate on the question “Should Dorney, Dorney Reach and Boveney (Dorney Parish) move from Buckinghamshire to the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead?”.

 

October 2018: Historical Background of the Dorney Area. Documentary and Place Name Evidence:  by Julian Mumby

 

September 2018: Further historical articles about Dorney from Virginia Silvester

 

September 2018: Dorney Manor Court Rolls: 1514 to 1949. The Dorney History Group has been given access to the Dorney Manor Court Rolls from 1514 to 1949. We would like to thank the Palmer family for their kind assistance to enable these important records of the village life of Dorney to be made public.

 

September 2018: Dorney Remembers: World War I. A paper written on the centenary anniversary of World War I about those from Dorney who died or are buried in Dorney.

 

August 2018: The Natural History and Archaeology of Dorney.

We are delighted to be able to provide a new section dedicated to these important and fascinating subjects. We must thank Peter Tyler, especially, for his tireless and professional efforts to record and comment on the Natural History of Dorney Parish. Thanks are also given to Eton College, the Environment Agency and Historic England for the two archaeological records of the area.

 

August 2018: The NADFAS Church Record of St James the Less, Dorney 2013

The NADFAS Record comprises 226 pages of detailed study of the furnishings, artefacts and some of the fabric of the church at that time.

 

August 2018: Dorney in Kelly's Directories 1864 - 1915

Trade directories including Dorney residents and businesses - 1864, 1869, 1883, 1903, 1907, 1911, 1915

 

August 2018: Dorney in Kelly's Directories 1924 - 1939

Trade directories including Dorney residents and businesses - 1924, 1931, 1935, 1939

 

April 2018: Dorney War Memorial 1939-1945 Second World War

The Dorney War Memorial was created in the early 1950s on the south side of Village Road, adjoining Dorney Common. Includes details of the fallen.

 

March 2018: Dorney Parish News - Articles by Virginia Silvester.

Virginia is a regular contributor of Dorney history articles for Dorney Parish News. 

 

June 2017: The History of Dorney in Buckinghamshire.

From 1265 to the present day, including the arguments for and against Dorney being in Berks or remaining in Bucks in 1972.