Mid Cambridgeshire/ Mid Cambs.
Cambridge District Scout Archive
This use of the name East Cambridgeshire predates the amalgamation of Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire in 1977. They do not cover the same geographical area.
The name changed even on the original Form A – B registration. In 1934 the District ‘Cambridge’ was divided into three administrative sub districts designated Cambridge, North Cambridge, and South Cambridge in 1934. In 1935 the areas were made into four separate Districts: Cambridge, West Cambridge (which quickly faded) South Cambridge and East Cambridge which had been called North Cambridge. East Cambridge later became Mid Cambs.
North Cambridge (1934) = East Cambridge (1935) = Mid Cambridgeshire (1935)
A previous division of Cambridge into the administrative sub divisions North, East, South West, had occurred in the 1920’s. Details are unclear.
Geographically the District in 1935 was
Southern limit – Cambridge, Linton Road, junction with the London Newmarket Road at cross roads two miles north of Abington: Eastern limit Devils Ditch, junction with Newmarket Road : Northern Limit Bounded by Ely District (the old west river) : Western Limit – River Ouse, boundary Fen Drayton along Huntingdon Road to Cambridge
Eight Groups 1935
15313 Bottisham Previously 59th Cambridge Bottisham
9749 Histon Previously 35th Cambridge Histon
12735 Landbeach Previously 45th Cambridge Landbeach
7564 Littleton House School Previously 16th Cambridge LHS
16978 Lode Previously 66th Cambridge Lode
16458 Milton Previously 65th Cambridge Milton
16459 Swaffham Bulbeck Previously 67th Cambridge Swaffham Bulbeck
15820 Wilbraham Previously 63rd Cambridge Wilbraham
DC in 1941 was A J Parr