1st Hullbridge Scout Troop
It was in 1960 that Mr Hardy, the school headmaster, had the idea that Boy Scout, Cubs and Girl Guide, Brownies troops
should be formed in Hullbridge. He put the proposal to the Residents Association who concurred and so volunteers were
sought and found. Peter Rusling became the Group Scout Leader with Sid Harber the Scout Leader and Jack Williams the
Assistant Scout Leader, Bill Trower was the Group Secretary.
A photograph cutting taken from the Local Review newspaper Jan 1961.
The photo is taken in Hullbridge Village Hall from the Saturday previous where the 1st
Hullbridge Scout, Cubs and Brownies had their Christmas Party with the food being mostly
donated by the children's parents.
In attendance was Mr D. Dack Assistant District Commissioner for Cubs who presented
warrants to Group Scout Leader Mr P Rusling, Cub Mistress Mrs E Vaughan and Scout Master
Mr S Harber. The photographer is standing just in front of the kitchen and the Hall's stage
can be seen in the background.
The Guides had not yet been formed due to lack of a volunteer to run them.
Sid was a very good pastry cook and artist.
To celebrate the end of the Cubs Scouts movement's 50th Anniversary cub scouts from
the region's packs met at Hawkwell village including some cubs from 1st Hullbridge.
North District Cub Scouts Football Score:-1st Hullbridge 4 5th Rayleigh "b" 2
North District Cub Scouts Football Score:-1st Rayleigh 0 1st Hullbridge 5
North District Cub Scouts Football Score:-1st Hullbridge 0 5th Rayleigh A 3
North District Cub Scouts Football Score:-4th Rochford 0 1st Hullbridge 3
North District Cub Scouts Football Score:-1st Hockley 0 1st Hullbridge 6
North District Cub Scouts Football Score:- 1st Canewdon 2 1st Hullbridge 11 (eleven)
Apr 17th 1971 NORTH DISTRICT CUB SCOUTS WHITTAKER CUP FINAL TEAMS
The following people are in this photo:-
BACK ROW LEFT to RIGHT: 1) ? , 2) ? , 3) ? , 4) ? , 5) Peter Leighton, 6) Robert Palmer, 7) David Hughes, 8) ? Manager.
FRONT ROW LEFT to RIGHT: 9) ? , 10) ? , 11) ? , 12) ? , 13) ? , 14) ? .
North District Cub Scouts Whittaker Cup Final Score:-1st Hullbridge 2 4th Rayleigh 2
This was an exciting Cup Final that had over a hundred spectators. Hullbridge kicked offwith a slight
wind to their backs which they used by putting Rayleigh under lots of pressure. After 20 mins the pressure told
with Rayleigh unfortunately putting the ball into their own net. Rayleigh held on till half time.
The Rayleigh coach must have made an inspirational talk at half time as no sooner had Rayleigh kicked of and
Dupont scored the equaliser and 5 mins later Rayleigh's Smith scored to give them a 2-1
Hullbridge instead of collapsing battled on and two minutes later got back into the game when young
Robbie Palmer hit a high shot which screamed into the Rayleigh net. The game from then on was equally
shared with both keepers, Ling of Rayleigh and Blowers for Hullbridge, having to pull off some fine saves.
The final whistle came and extra time was played but neither team could find that extra goal.
Rather than play a replay it was decided that both teams should share the Cup. As Rayleigh had won the league
and where presented with the trophy that day it was decided to present the Whittaker Cup first to Hullbridge
to hold first. The teams:-
HULLBRIDGE: Blowers, Patching, Wood, Leighton, Morgan, Hughes, Melia, Palmer, Kershaw, Morris,
RAYLEIGH: Ling, Sabartan, Mott, Boswell, Johnson, Mead, Marks, Smith, Twydell, Dupont, Hilton res:
May Newspaper clipping showing 1st Hullbridge Cub Scouts in their hut behind St Thomas's of Canterbury
Church, Thorpedene Ave, Hullbridge. They are holding their medals and thropy which they hold for
6 months before handing to 4th Rayleigh, as neither team could win the final even after extra time
back in April.
North District Cub Scouts Football Score:-6th Rayleigh 4 1st Hullbridge 2
North District Cub Scouts Football Score:-1st Hullbridge 4 5th Rayleigh "s" 0
North District Cub Scouts Football Score:-4th Rochford 0 1st Hullbridge 1
1st Hullbridge participated in the North District Scouts Cross Country competition
held at Belchamps. They came a creditable 2nd with 95 points just two behind 2nd
Hawkwell, despite I.Austin winning the over 16's trophy by running 3 circuits of
Belchamps in 16 mins 6 secs.,
North District Cub Scouts Football Score:-1st Rayleigh 0 1st Hullbridge 3
North District Cub Scouts Football Score:-1st Hockley 0 1st Hullbridge 2
North District Cub Scouts Football Score:-1st Hullbridge 1 1st Hawkwell 0
North District Cub Scouts Football Score:-1st Canewdon 1 1st Hullbridge1
North District Cub Scouts Football Score:-1st Hullbridge 3 7th Rayleigh 1
North District Cub Scouts Football Score:-1st Hullbridge 2 4th Rayleigh 0
North District Cub Scouts Football Whittaker Cup 1st Round Score:-
1st Hullbridge 0 5th Rayleigh "B" 0
North District Cub Scouts Football Whittaker Cup 1st Round Replay Score:-
5th Rayleigh 4 1st Hullbridge 3 (after extra time)