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  • Holyrood House, Oakville, Property Maps
    ImageText       Two maps of the Holyrood House estate; the main record map shows it as it was in the 1930's, the page two map as it was in the 1940's and 1950's. The original Holyrood Estate was 15 to 17 acres of land on Lake Ontario of bush, field, apple orchard ...
    ImageText     Two maps of the Holyrood House estate; the main record map shows it as it was in the 1930's, the page two map as it was in the 1940's and ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Holyrood House, Oakville
    Image       The front door of the house as it faced the gardens and lawns east down to Lake Ontario. The 2nd page shows the west side of the house with the enclosed porch which wrapped around to the front of the house. These photographs were taken by Alice Lessels, wife of ...
    Image     The front door of the house as it faced the gardens and lawns east down to Lake Ontario. The 2nd page shows the west side of the house with the ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Yacht of Gordon and Katherine Lefebvre, "The Virginian", Oakville
    ImageText       The yacht "Virginian" owned by Gordon and Kathleen Lefebvre is shown in the top photograph. It was anchored in the harbour at Oakville, Ontario. In the bottom photograph showing people on the yacht foredeck, taken in 1930, Hans, the engineer and skipper is wearing the white shirt and striped tie ...
    ImageText     The yacht "Virginian" owned by Gordon and Kathleen Lefebvre is shown in the top photograph. It was anchored in the harbour at Oakville, Ontario. In the bottom photograph showing people ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • The Sale of Holyrood House 1996
    ImageText       Photograph caption: An aerial shot of the historic Holyrood property as it looks today. Town okays development of historic "Holyrood" advertising feature by Stephanie Henderson. One of Oakville's great estates will soon become one of its most sought-after residential enclaves. Named after the ancient palace of the Scottish kings, "Holyrood" ...
    ImageText     Photograph caption: An aerial shot of the historic Holyrood property as it looks today. Town okays development of historic "Holyrood" advertising feature by Stephanie Henderson. One of Oakville's great estates ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Aerial Photographs of the Holyrood Estate Property, 1950s
    ImageText       Roy's photo album note: I took these two photographs (photographe) during the 1950s from a plane owned by Ted Squires and Milton Farrow. Ted was flying the plane during my picture taking. J.R.& L.
    ImageText     Roy's photo album note: I took these two photographs (photographe) during the 1950s from a plane owned by Ted Squires and Milton Farrow. Ted was flying the plane during my ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Jack and Harry Lessels At Work, Holyrood Estate, Oakville
    ImageText       Jack Lessels (Dad) on front lawn with gasoline lawnmower complete with reel cutting blades and heavy duty lawn roller.
    ImageText     Jack Lessels (Dad) on front lawn with gasoline lawnmower complete with reel cutting blades and heavy duty lawn roller.
    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 ...
    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 ...
    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 ...
    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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Holyrood Estate Beach, Oakville, Late 1930's
    ImageText       Album notes: Holyrood Beach - Late 1930's. Virginia Soanes, Donald Seal and the Lessels brothers, Roy and Alistair (are sitting on the beach in the top photograph). Bottom photo: Virginia (Dee Dee), daughter of Dr. Soanes, a prominent Oakville doctor for many, many years. Donald was a neighbour who lived ...
    ImageText     Album notes: Holyrood Beach - Late 1930's. Virginia Soanes, Donald Seal and the Lessels brothers, Roy and Alistair (are sitting on the beach in the top photograph). Bottom photo: Virginia ...
    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.
    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.
    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 ...
    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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Holyrood Estate, Oakville, Swimming Pool
    ImageText       Album notes for the main photograph: Shallow End - Change and Guest Bungalow to the Right. Album notes for the photo of Alistair and Roy swimming near the diving board: The Lefevres were away from Oakville many days at a time on business trips. Mr. Lefevre always told Dad that ...
    ImageText     Album notes for the main photograph: Shallow End - Change and Guest Bungalow to the Right. Album notes for the photo of Alistair and Roy swimming near the diving board: ...
    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 red clay. After each game ...
    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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Gates, Holyrood House, Oakville
    ImageText       Note by Roy Lessels: These entrance pillars are now in their third location on Holyrood property. Original location was on Highway #2 which is now Lakeshore Road. Second placement was two thirds down Holyrood Drive on the east side. David Knapp's entrance. Present location is at the entrance to the ...
    ImageText     Note by Roy Lessels: These entrance pillars are now in their third location on Holyrood property. Original location was on Highway #2 which is now Lakeshore Road. Second placement was ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
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