South Cambridgeshire: 1935

Cambridge District Scout Archive

On 5th June 1935 Cambridge District split into four Districts. It had been working as three sub districts for a year before the split. The apparently late addition of West Cambridge moved some groups from Cambridge and South Cambridge. North Cambridge was renamed East Cambridge and then quickly became Mid Cambridgeshire.

The records of South Cambridge, later Granta, have not come down to the current Cambridge District Scout Archives. Some peripheral information has been gathered from The Scouter and around the very early years of the division. Records of County activity has provided some later information.

The following Groups have been identified as initially belonging South Cambridge – two being allocated to West Cambridge in 1935 – the point at which the three Sub divisions were split into four Districts. West Cambridge was the ‘new’ area. The bottom three were restarted shortly afterwards.

Within a few years some names altered. Abington was Abington, Babraham & Hildersham from first registration but often shortened.

Abington, Babraham & Hildersham25th CambridgeSouth Cambridge
Foxton and District40th CambridgeSouth Cambridge
Pampisford47th CambridgeSouth Cambridge
Papworth50th CambridgeWest Cambridge
Whittlesford Sea Scouts51st CambridgeSouth Cambridge
Harston and Haslingfied56th CambridgeSouth Cambridge
Great Shelford61st CambridgeSouth Cambridge
Balsham1st Cambridge DistrictSouth Cambridge
Duxford3rd Cambridge DistrictSouth Cambridge
Melbourn and Meldreth4th Cambridge DistrictSouth Cambridge
Barton17th Cambridge DistrictWest Cambridge
West Wratting1937

The records concerning this new Distict have not been retained in Cambridge District Archives. Peripheral mentions do exist.

JWR Archivist May 2020