The First Cambridge Gang Show 1937

Cambridge District Scout Archive

This programme for the 1937 Cambridge Gang Show lists the ‘Gang’, with A Oliver (Snowy), Miss Isaacson (Ikey) and M Claydon among the players.

Following the success of a number of full scale shows this was the first designated a ‘Gang Show’. Irt was held in a building called Houghgton Hall, in the grounds of the Rectory garden of Our Lady and the English Martyrs. It ran for three performances and with regard to the size of the building probably performed to smaller audiences than the 1935 ‘Censors Scissors’ the Rovers held at the Guild Hall.

Houghton Hall now houses the church of St Vincent de Paul in Ditton Lane.

See Structure/ District/ Meeting Places/ Other venues/ Houghton Hall 

A number of the participants were to die in the forthcoming war: L Jaggard, C Cook and D Brown amongst them.

See WW1/WW2 Roll of Honour

JWR Archivist May 2020