52nd Cambridge (Littleton House School): Outline

Cambridge District Scout Archive

(See also 16th Cambridge (Littleton House School)

1946/9 – 1979

In 1946 the Mid Cambridgeshire rejoined Cambridge but none of them have census returns until 1949.  This is likely to be the gap between the effective and official return of these groups, not a break in their actual existence.

In 1951 the school Group changes its name from Littleton House School to 52nd Cambridge (Littleton House School).  The IHQ number remained the same.  This date is a little later than some of the re-numberings of the returning groups.  It is not clear why.

  • T J Corkill                    Scouter in charge

The Census returns gives

  • Cubs                            1949
  • Cubs and Scouts          1950 – 1953
  • Cubs                            1954 – 1955

The Group did not complete returns for 1956 – 1959.  This may have been an error, not wishing to double count, as the Group was recorded throughout 1950 – 1959 and when asked every third year thereafter until 1968 as having 18 (once 19) boys as Handicapped Scouts.  In 1966 they were ‘temporarily struck off for not sending in return’.  

Between 1954 and 1958 (possibly later) 27 of the 29 listed leaders gave college addresses.  It may be that the student’s comparative lack of experience in the administration of a Group was the root of this failure, or that the communications failed to reach the right person.

  • Cubs                            1962 – 1969
  • Cubs and Scouts          1970 – 1976
  • Cubs 1977 – 1978

In 1970 the Council took over the running of the School and in 1973 it moved within Girton. 

The Group was re registered c. 1975, retaining the same HQ number, possibly as a consequence of the change of relationship with the school. 

  • Barry Wallman           (c 1977)
  • Mrs Wallman              (c 1977)

It continued to meet at the school and closed in 1979.

The school closed in 2003.

Corpus Christi Special Pack

This description of the Littleton House School is seen within the University records.  They are recorded as being aided by University Rovers in 1943 and by members of Girton College during the war. The adoption by Corpus Christi in particular is not explained, although many Colleges did host College specific Rover Crew as part of the wide University Rovers.  The requirement to support the group was written in to the University Rover Constitution.

A clearer history of this support is intended.

JWR Archivist June 2022