* W.L. Murray-Menzies (Major) is shown as the owner until 1930. There are no records available between 1931 and 1935, and in the records for 1936, the owner is shown as Mrs. W.L. Murray-Menzies. The liklihood therefore is that Mr W.L. Murray-Menzies passed away between 1931 & 1935. The last time that Mrs. W.L. Murray-Menzies appears as the owner is 1940.
Scotsman James Taylor started Sri Lanka’s first tea estate, 19 acre Loolecondera Estate, marking the birth of the tea industry in Ceylon.
The first Shipment of Ceylon Tea, a consignment of 23lb (10kg) arrived in London for trade
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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