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Gangwarily tea Estate, Ceylon

Gangwarily tea Estate, Ceylon

Gangwarily tea Estate, Ceylon #IMG484

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1. Chandrasiri Wickramatunge - June 16, 2009

I remember this estate in the 1960s.It could be approached from Bulathkohupitiya via difficult paths, but I believe access was from Dolosbage. The road from Bulathkohupitiya ended at Undugoda, but I understand that the road has now been extended. My father was a planter on Ugieside Estate,Undugoda under Gordon Frazer & Coy.at that time.

2. Godwin Sebagnanam - September 24, 2010

I was born in Gangwarily in 1935. My father worked
as a factory officer and the person in charge of the
estate was Mr. Edward W. Bedford, who I think, owned the property. I may have been about 5 years old when when we left that estate. The recollection I have, there were no motorable roads
then. We had to walk to Dolosbage which was the postal address and Dedugalawas the closest.
Mr. Bedford used to visit the estate from Onankande on foot. I heard that
later he resided on Gangwarily itself and that his
son John was living there. I am very keen to visit
that place and I am wondering whether it is motorable now and if so, which is the easiest way from Colombo. I intend visiting Sri Lanka very soon
and it will be nice to see the house/place where I was born.

Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Godwin

3. Randy Sterling - February 25, 2011

GODWIN!!!!!!!!

4. mano - November 30, 2014

my father worked in this estate during 50-65 he built road up to the tea factory.this was done by providing tea and bread for the work force by mr Bedford, now it hos been extended from dedugla to dolasbage

5. nadarajah - December 22, 2014

my father was the tea maker in 1950 – 1966 and managing with Mr E W Bedford i thing he had two children john and marey for mukie during that time he built road to the tea factory then he left gangwarily p.nadarajah

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