Princess Mary 1927

Cambridge District Scout Archive

Papworth June 1927

Princess Mary was president of Papworth.  The Cambridgeshire Tuberculosis Colony was moved to Papworth Everard in 1918 and was the basis for the Papworth Village Settlement which was established in 1927.

C T Wood’s album No.296

C T Wood CC Princess Mary Mrs. De Beaumont Guide CC

Her Royal Highness Princess Mary opened Guide & Scout HQ in Papworth Village Colony in 1927, presumably on the same occasion.  The two pictures below, taken from newspaper cuttings, show the same dress and shoes.  The specific event is not specified.  The HQ was made of asbestos and wood which has been erected by men of the settlement.

JWR Archivist Jan 2019