Old Paludians Annual Reunion 2013


The Annual Reunion in 2013 was held on Saturday 6 JULY from 11:00-17:30 in the Sixth Form Centre, Upton Court Grammar School, Lascelles Road, Slough.

The programme for the day was as follows.

11.00 Registration opened and continued throughout the day
11.45 AGM and Roll Call
12.30 Lunch
14 45 Concert by Old Paludians Choir
15.15 Presentation by Mrs Mercedes Hernández Estrada, Principal, Slough Grammar School
15.35 Raffle
15.45 Tea
17.00 Depart

OPA Members await the AGM in one corner of the ground floor of the School’s enormous Sixth Form Centre

The Chairman, Jean Tyler (Ireland SHS1950-1956), welcomes members present

Dinner is served in another corner of the Sixth Form Centre

Members enjoying lunch

Shelagh Whitehouse (Treasurer, SGS Staff 1992-2008) and the School’s Head Girl, Emma Flint

Dirk-Jan Koopman (SGS1965-1972) and David Rogers (SGS-UGS Staff 1963-2000) with another member

A quiet few minutes with contemporaries

Shirley Lane (Committee, Hope, SHS1952-1958) and Joan Lee (Woods, SHS1951-1958)

After coffee: the Sixth Form Centre opens onto the school fields

Judy Watson (White, SHS1949-57), Mary Shepherdson (Clements, SHS1949-54) and Joan Franklin (Edwards, SHS1949-1955) enjoying the Reunion

Balvinder S. Bains (Mayor of Slough) and Mrs Mercedes Hernández Estrada (Principal, 2010-)

Colin Cairns (Joint Webmaster, SGS1965-1972) explains the OPA website in the Sixth Form Centre’s new computing facility

Ian Cairns (Joint Webmaster, SGS1964-1971, SGS Staff 2003-2005) attempts a ‘Tommy Cooper’ joke and fails

An OPA Member meets Mr Gerald Painter (Head SGS-UGS 1967-1988) and David Rogers (SGS-UGS Staff: 1963-2000)

Balvinder S. Bains (Mayor of Slough), an OPA Member and Alan Forbes (Committee, SGS1949-1953) await the choir

The combined talents of the SGS / SHS Choir

More choral exploits

Emma Flint (SGS Head Girl) describes life in the Sixth Form

Mrs Mercedes Hernández Estrada (Principal, 2010-) introduces the new School name and logo



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