Lorna Jackson (wife of Thomas Jackson, PD Henfold Estate 1939-1960) (2021)
Towards the end of the 19th century, George Beck, an engineer, was in Ceylon building the up-country railways. He was very taken with the country around Dimbula district and bought 500 acres of land which he called Henfold. Read More
To explain a little about my parents - my father was born at Crudgington Grange, Shropshire, went to Bloxham School near Banbury, did the ‘Grand Tour’ of Europe, worked for some time in a tea import company in London (which encouraged him to try his luck as a Tea Planter). He secured a job as a junior assistant (SD) on a low country tea estate in Ceylon in 1911. In 1914 he returned to England to join the Army and in World War I, joined the Royal Welsh Fusiliers and ..... Read More
0ur family has its roots in the era of British colonialism. This personal story attempts to tell how a Tytler four generations ago and a Tribe three generations ago, who came from Scotland and England to Sri Lanka ( then Ceylon) lured by the prospects of coffee and tea planting, stayed to call that lovely island 'home'. Read More
There was once a gala sit-down dinner at the club, where name tags were placed on the tables for the guests. Garry did a scrutiny and moved ‘Laughing Laki’s tag next to his place tag. Whilst she was engrossed in a hilarious conversation with her neighbour on the other side, Garry took her soup spoon and put it in her handbag which was near at hand. Read More
This is the story of the life and work of Lambert Wilson Perera, written by his youngest son Brian and lovingly remembered by his five children.
I thought we will be doing him and our beloved Island a disservice if we didn’t document the various accomplishments of this powerful man. He was a ground-breaking man on so many levels. His strong personality was well-known in the plantation industry. Read More