May 16,2018 05:36am
R.U.Price, Asst. Superintendent, West Holyrood Div. c.1949
May 15,2018 05:56pm
I would like to find out if there was a manager or an employee in the name of Gerard Taylor in this estate during the period of 1890's to the time of 1925
May 14,2018 05:35am
1957 - 1958 Superintendent, R.A.Lushington
May 13,2018 11:46pm
Prior to 1904 Dewalakande was in tea and in that year it was replanted in rubber probably by G.H.Masefield who was later to become the General Manager of the sister companies with the Head Office on Scrubs, Nuwara Eliya.
May 13,2018 11:02pm
My father was Asst Manager at Opalgalla Group while Mt Ingram Blok was Manager c1947/48. Have photos which have been put on FB as there is nowhere else
May 11,2018 07:47am
THE KELLY’S OF KILLARNEY feature article
May 07,2018 03:03am
May 03,2018 08:08am
1963 Mr Burton was the Manager of this Estate, I have a pic of him with Facory staffs in Norwood from 1963
April 30,2018 10:00am
Well said Dyan, An solid theory implemented by the devoted planters of the past, which gave us great , proud, standards, on our thotams which was maintained .
April 29,2018 02:05am
I was born in the home of my uncle v.s. William, the Field Officer. the log cabin in which I was born, in 1929 still exists I am told. In fact during the period 1920 to 1950 the three " Staff " of the estate were my relatives and Douglas Kelly had full faith in them. Of course I knew Deen his driver "factotum" as you have termed it. Maybe my last visit to this estate was around 1968
April 27,2018 12:57pm
A fascinating read! I was in Hatton as a child ( 1950- 53) ,My father was a Major in the Indian Army- In charge of 571 Base Workshops in Colombo,and post war remained in Ceylon working for Brown Transport- in Hatton. A lot of the names that I never thought I would hear again!
April 21,2018 03:51am
Thanks Emil. If you do have any related material yourself I'd be happy to add it on. You can email it to [email protected] Regards, David
April 19,2018 02:45pm
A typically interesting, entertaining and informative piece from Dyan! Perhaps, it is time that the histories of pioneering Sri Lankan plantation families are documented. With all the "nationalist" hysteria which excludes citizens of this country from their own heritage, it is essential that people like Dyan who have communication skills, apply those skills in a worthwhile endeavour that has been delayed far too long. The history of our grandparents' generation is fascinating, however the experiences and contributions of the generations that followed also need to be documented.
April 19,2018 02:27pm
My GG Grandfather was John "Haniford" Ward, Manager from 1870-1881. He and his wife Mary apparently had 5 of their 14 children during this time. Family notes indicate that he and his family left Ceylon in 1881 due to a coffee blight, and that the land was sold to Thomas Lipton. As manager, would he have owned the land or been the primary person responsible to a land owner, which would have been whom during this period?
April 09,2018 01:36pm
I remember you and Chris Bean with much regard, as I do John and Nancy Holland and all those other excellent planters and wives. Richard Lancaster.
March 28,2018 03:09am
thanks for sharing, had a laugh, on Indonesian Mecca Pilgrims shouting Budhuu Ammo, Tnx Premraj from Oslo Norway
March 26,2018 12:13pm
I managed Troup Estate Pundaloya in the early 1960's. A great place, despite being bitten by a swarm of bees one day! Richard Lancaster.
March 25,2018 02:10am
Superintendent/manager for The Ceylon Tea Plantation Co.Ltd. post WWII were: to about 1952 P.G.Edwards; c.1952-c.1962; J. "Johnny" Johnson; c.1962-1964 P.G.Uglow; 1964-1969 A.C.D.Jonklaas.
March 23,2018 12:22am
thanks for sharing, it was hard work which made Ceylon Tea possible,
March 15,2018 10:30am