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  • Aerial Photographs of the Holyrood Estate Property, 1950s
        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.
      Roy's photo album note: I took these two photographs (photographe) during the ...
  • Jack and Harry Lessels At Work, Holyrood Estate, Oakville
        Jack Lessels (Dad) on front lawn with gasoline lawnmower complete with reel cutting blades and heavy duty lawn roller.
      Jack Lessels (Dad) on front lawn with gasoline lawnmower complete with reel ...
  • Alice & Alistair Lessels, John Jackson
        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 ...
      Alice Lessels with her youngest son, Alistair, and John Jackson, hired "right-hand ...
  • Alice, Roy and Alistair Lessels
        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 ...
      Alice and Jack Lessels were both born in Scotland. After emigrating separately ...
  • Holyrood Estate Beach, Oakville, Late 1930's
        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 ...
      Album notes: Holyrood Beach - Late 1930's. Virginia Soanes, Donald Seal and ...
  • Roy and Alistair Lessels at the Skoog's House, Oakville
        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 ...
      Older brother Roy is on the left, Alistair on the right. Mother ...
  • Holyrood Estate, Oakville, Swimming Pool
        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 ...
      Album notes for the main photograph: Shallow End - Change and Guest ...
  • Tennis Court, Holyrood House, Oakville, ca1940
        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 ...
      Main record photograph: Mother Alice Lessels and son Roy Lessels playing tennis ...
  • Gates, Holyrood House, Oakville
        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 ...
      Note by Roy Lessels: These entrance pillars are now in their third ...
  • The Sale of Holyrood House 1996
        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" ...
      Photograph caption: An aerial shot of the historic Holyrood property as it ...
  • Lessels Family and Friends of the Groundskeeper's Cottage, Holyrood Estate, Oakville
        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.
      Toddler Roy Lessels is sitting on his mother, Alice's, lap. His father, ...
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Holyrood Estate, Oakville, Ontario