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November 29th, 1935

November 29th, 1935

Had another hair-raising drive today through most beautiful country to a garden “Luckyland” at a very high elevation where the produce is sold at high rates on the Colombo market. We passed Dickson’s Corner and the Garden and factory were still higher. Inspected the factory and had lunch with the Manager and his wife, Mr and Mrs Charnaud. Then went to his new factory – “Hugoland”. This is a new estate but development has stopped owing to tea restrictions. Both these estates are privately owned. We learned from Mr Charnaud that the average yield per bush per annum is 10ozs green and 2 and a half ozs manufactured tea and the bush is picked 36 to 40 times per year.