Old Paludians Annual Reunion 2015


The OPA Centenary Reunion in 2015 was held on Saturday 18 July 2015 from 11:00-17:30 in the Sixth Form Centre, Upton Court Grammar School, Lascelles Road, Slough. This is the new building where the former tennis courts were.


The OPA’s oldest member, Connie Edwards (Smith, 1920-1926), enjoys her copy of the new ‘Ad Astra’ book

David Rogers (SGSB / UGS / SGS Staff 1963-2000, Committee), Alan Forbes (SGSB 1949-1953, Committee), Mrs Mercedes Hernández Estrada (Principal, Upton Court Grammar School), and the current Head Boy and Head Girl with their copies of the new OPA Book ‘Ad Astra’ which will be available at the Reunion

The programme for the day followed last year’s format, that is:

11.00 Registration opens and continues throughout the day. Coffee and tea.
11.45 AGM and Roll Call
12.30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Guided tours of the main buildings (unlocked for this occasion)
14.45 Concert by Old Paludians Choir
15.15 Presentation by President Mrs Mercedes Hernández Estrada, Principal, Upton Court Grammar School
15.45 Raffle and Auction
16.00 Tea with Anniversary Cake
17.00 Depart

The AGM minutes may be downloaded:

Press report

Photos from the Reunion

The Reunion Centenary cake (1915-2015)

The Archives display – with Phil McGoun and Reggie Talbot (1960-68) in the blue shirt

The Archives display

Mrs Lenton (former Principal UGS & SGS), Mr Lenton and David Rogers (former staff, SGS & UGS, & OPA Archivist)

The Online Archives

The Online Archives

The current head boy, James Chadwick, describes his family’s enrolment at the School since 1912

The Old Paludians Choir

The head boy, Mrs Mercedes Hernández Estrada (Principal, SGS & UCGS), and assistant head girl cut the Anniversary cake



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