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July 09,2018 05:02pm
Good to see something by David here. Allow me to make a couple of small corrections for the record: On Alton I was not acting for Geoff Middleton but was Superintendent - Geoff had gone to Tangakelle - and Peter Innes was not on Moray but on Rosita at this time.
June 28,2018 10:59pm
Thanks Maurice, I often wondered where you were and when!
June 28,2018 10:53pm
Its a useful information for young days planters, who are realy instrested to learn the History of Ceylon Planters life.
June 28,2018 05:32am
Please may i know the present status of Duckwary Estate is it for sale.
June 27,2018 05:28pm
Thank you Frederick for sharing your tea planting memories and in particular for acknowledging my father, Malcom K Furlong. Sadly, as you know, he passed away in 1998 and hence not able to contribute memories of his tea planting days on Moray Estate and Laxapana Estate in the 1960s. However, I do have his Ceylon planting history written by him and it is my intention to upload these details onto this website, hopefully by the end of this year.
June 10,2018 09:22pm
in 1963 Mr Burton was the manager, who later in the 70s in South Meddecombara, i have a pic of him with his wife, taken in front of the factory with workers and staffs.
June 10,2018 10:08am
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