Old Paludians Annual Reunion 2017



The OPA Reunion 2017 was held on Saturday 25 March 2017 at the: Sixth Form Centre, Upton Court Grammar School, Lascelles Road, Slough. SL3 7PR.

This is the new building where the former tennis courts were, and where recent OPA Reunions have been held.

We still require urgently volunteers to be nominated for positions on the OPA Committee for next year – please let any member of the Committee know of any particular interest that you may have / or ask any further questions, and we will try to fulfil. This year, we are losing (at least) long-standing OPA Committee members: Jean Tyler, Margaret Payne and Shirley Lane.

To facilitate everyone’s long-term planning, we are hoping to hold R2018 on Saturday 24 March 2018. This is subject to confirmation.

Photos and press articles

Reunion 2017 article at Slough Express

The OPA President (Mrs Mercedes Hernandez Estrada), the Mayor of Slough (Cllr Arvind Dhalliwal), and OPA Chairman (Mr Ron Fidler), with senior prefects in support

The UCGS Senior Prefects present life in the current school.

Sohalla Kiani and Lizzie Seetharaman. SHS and UGS.

Mrs Margaret Payne (leaving OPA Committee) and friends

OPA member and Bob Moss (OPA Newsletter Editor)

A Reunion visitor and Colin Cairns (Joint Webmaster, OPA)

Robin Hannigan (OPA Committee) and Bob Moss (OPA Newsletter editor)

Mr Rajesh Sharma (OPA Committee, 1980s) and Mr David Rogers (OPA Archivist and Staff:1963-2000)


Thank you for your contributions to this year’s newsletter. Our Newsletter Editor, Bob Moss – email: has delivered yet another excellent newsletter – see our Newsletter webpage. We will send emails with the requisite link for email-capable members to download the newsletters. There will be some newsletters to pick up at the Reunion, and remaining newsletters will be posted after the Reunion. Alternatively, download below:


Last year’s DRAFT minutes


11:00 Registration opens. Coffee and tea available all day
11:30 AGM – Chairman’s Welcome. Roll of Honour
11:35 Treasurer’s Report
11:40 Website and Archive Report
11:45 UCGS Activities Update – Mrs Mercedes Hernández Estrada, Principal UCGS
12:00 Feedback from the “Way Ahead” Questionnaire / Chairman’s closing remarks
12:30 Buffet Lunch
15:00 Raffle Draw
Depart at your leisure (doors close at 17.00)

An Old Paludian. Not the oldest.