1st Plaque at St Katherine Docks

The History of Tea in London is commemorated

A large bronze plaque was unveiled in London this week to commemorate 335 years of the tea industry in the city of London.

The plaque is located at St.Katharine Docks in London where approximately 32,000 tons of tea from China, India and Ceylon passed through the Docks in a year. The tea was weighed and sorted into garden invoices at the docks, ready for transport.

The plaque was sponsored by UK tea company James Finlay Ltd and was unveiled by their Director Mark Lawson.

This is the first of 4 plaques planned to be erected in London and the brainchild of The London Tea History Association - a group formed by people involved in the tea industry.

The group also plans to create a ‘tea walk' for visitors to the city highlighting some of the key landmarks associated with the tea industry.

For more information or to donate towards these plaques please visit http://www.londonteahistory.co.uk/

 

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Contact

 

Mr. Mike Bunston, Board Member of The London Tea History Association

01386 700011  email   mbunston@btinternet.com

 

Website http://www.londonteahistory.co.uk/