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Margartet's Hope, a sad story of love and grief.

Posted by Gaynor Birkhead on

Margartet's Hope, a sad story of love and grief.

Margartet's Hope, a sad story of love and grief. Situated in north Kurseong at an elevation ranging from 950 meters to 1830 meters, the 150-year-old famous Margaret's Hope Tea Estate was once called Bara Ringtong. At the beginning of the 20th century, legend has it, the then-manager of Ringtong, Mr Bagdon, rechristened it to Margaret's Hope. The wistful name refers to a great tragedy that befell Mr Bagdon in 1927. Mr Bagdon, who was the first to plant tea on the southwest ridge of the Balsun River, had a daughter called Margaret. According to the tale, Margaret came all the...

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