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Holyrood Estate, Oakville, Ontario

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The Sale of Holyrood House 1996 
ImageText    A 2nd image of the house is included in this record, (see "Pages") as the house originally faced east and was turned to face west. The 3rd image is an undated newspaper clipping from an earlier sale of the house. The caption reads, "Historic Holyrood house is on sale for just $1 plus the price...
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Jack and Harry Lessels At Work, Holyrood Estate, Oakville 
ImageText    3 photographs taken by Alice Lessels, using her Brownie box camera, of groundskeepers Jack and Harry Lessels at work on the Holyrood Estate. In the first photograph, head groundskeeper (or gardener), Jack Lessels is sitting on a 36" lawn mower, ready to "manicure" as he liked to laugh, the front...
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Alice, Roy and Alistair Lessels 
Image    Alice and Jack Lessels were both born in Scotland. After emigrating separately to Canada, (Jack with his brother, Harry) they met and were married in Toronto. Jack had been working as a groundskeeper on the Dunnikier estate in Kirkcaldy, on the east coast of Scotland so he had good experience to...
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Alice & Alistair Lessels, John Jackson 
Image    Alice Lessels with her youngest son, Alistair, and John Jackson, hired "right-hand man" to the Skoogs family playing with pups on the lawn at Holyrood House in Oakville, Ontario. Jack Lessels, husband of Alice, was head groundskeeper on the estate at the foot of Dorval Drive. The family lived in...
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Holyrood Estate Beach, Oakville, Late 1930's 
ImageText    Neighbours, friends and family of the Lessels brothers at the beach and breakwater of the Holyrood Estate, Oakville. The estate was at the foot of Dorval Drive. As per Roy's notes in his photo album on this page, note the big timbers of the breakwater. Information and photographs of Holyrood...
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Holyrood Estate, Oakville, Swimming Pool 
ImageText    Three photographs showing the inground, concrete, cold lake water swimming pool on the Holyrood Estate, Oakville, Ontario in about the 1930's. The estate was at the foot of Dorval Drive. The main photograph shows Alistair and Roy Lessels, their mother Alice, family of estate groundsman Jack...
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Lessels Family and Friends at the Groundskeeper's Cottage, Holyrood Estate, Oakville 
Image    Toddler Roy Lessels is sitting on his mother, Alice's, lap. His father, Jack, in the white shirt, is sitting beside his wife and son. Information and photographs of Holyrood house, the Lefebvre family and the history of the property in the Trafalgar Township Historical Society digital collection...
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Tennis Court, Holyrood House, Oakville, ca1940 
ImageText    Main record photograph: Mother Alice Lessels and son Roy Lessels playing tennis on the courts at the Holyrood Estate, Oakville, Ontario. Second photograph: (Click on "Pages" "Select") Roy and younger brother Alistair are playing. In his photograph album notes, Roy Lessels says, "The court was...
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Roy and Alistair Lessels at the Skoog's House, Oakville 
ImageText    Older brother Roy is on the left, Alistair on the right. Mother Alice Lessels always had her Brownie camera ready and took many photographs of family and friends. The boys are on the front lawn of their neighbour's house, that of the Skoogs family. (The boys lived on the Holyrood estate where...
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Gates, Holyrood House, Oakville 
ImageText    Photograph taken by Roy Lessels to mark the latest location of the two remaining gate pillars to Holyrood Estate, Oakville. The estate lay at the south (Lake Ontario) end of Dorval Drive. Roy's father, Jack, was head groundskeeper during the estate ownership of Gordon and Kathleen Lefebvre, 1929...
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Aerial Photographs of the Holyrood Estate Property, 1950s 
ImageText    Two aerial photographs taken by Roy Lessels in the early 1950's of the Holyrood Estate property, focussing on the caretaker's cottage to the east of the main house. You can see a subdivision is quite close to the old estate apple orchard (Spy apples) by the cottage. Holyrood estate was off the...
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
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Holyrood Estate, Oakville, Ontario