Ingestre

Employee History

Name
Year
Designation
2001 - 2003
Group Manager
1992 - 1994
Asst. Superintendent
1984 - 1985
Asst. Superintendent
1963 - 1970
Superintendent
1909 - 1909
Asst. Manager
1905 - 1906
Manager
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Owners

Name
Year
1920 - 1930
1920 - 1921
1890 - 1925
1883 - 1884
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Historical Events

1867 – First Tea Estate in Sri Lanka was Born

1867 – First Tea Estate in Sri Lanka was Born

Scotsman James Taylor started Sri Lanka’s first tea estate, 19 acre Loolecondera Estate, marking the birth of the tea industry in Ceylon.

1873 – First Shipment of Ceylon Tea arrives in London

1873 – First Shipment of Ceylon Tea arrives in London

The first Shipment of Ceylon Tea, a consignment of 23lb (10kg) arrived in London for trade

1883 – First Public Tea Auction was Held in Colombo

1883 – First Public Tea Auction was Held in Colombo

The first public Colombo Tea Auction was held at the premises of Somerville & Co. under the auspice of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

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