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  • Erchless Castle in Scotland
        "Erchless Castle (19th century wing)"
      "Erchless Castle (19th century wing)"
    Oakville Museum
  • The Erchless Estate, residence of Rob. K. Chisholm ESQ.
        The Erchless Estate, residence of Rob. K. Chisholm ESQ.
      The Erchless Estate, residence of Rob. K. Chisholm ESQ.
    Oakville Museum
  • 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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • 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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • 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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • 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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • 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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • 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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • 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, ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • 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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • 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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • 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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Holyrood House, Oakville, Property Maps
        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 ...
      Two maps of the Holyrood House estate; the main record map shows ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Holyrood House, Oakville
        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 ...
      The front door of the house as it faced the gardens and ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Holyrood Estate, Oakville, Ontario
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    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • 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 ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Residence of Major W.F. Eaton
        Major W.F. Eaton was the son of Timothy Eaton and purchased the above property located at 1208 Lakeshore Rd. E in 1916 and built the estate in 1921. It was named Ballymena after the family's home in Ireland.
      Major W.F. Eaton was the son of Timothy Eaton and purchased the ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
  • Holcim Estate restoration earns Ontario Heritage Award
    Garbutt, Herb, Oakville Beaver, 26 Mar 2015, p. 4     ...
    Garbutt, Herb, Oakville Beaver, 26 Mar 2015, p. 4   ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Étretat – La Villa Orphée
        Front: Doesn’t this make you think of Bermuda? Reverse: Dear old boy, Yours rec’d. What do you think I am doing now? The Dalhousie Unit never saw France as we are doing it. Don’t I wish I had the pen of a ready writer! Yesterday we played tennis, and sat ...
      Front: Doesn’t this make you think of Bermuda? Reverse: Dear old boy, ...
    Oakville Public Library
  • Oakhurst, Back View.
        Built by William Cyrus Inglehart in the late 1800’s. In the Historical Atlas of Halton County, 1877, William Cyrus and his family lived and farmed at Con 2, SDS, Lot 31, Trafalgar Township. He settled in 1823, was born in Canada, had a PO address at Palermo, and his occupation ...
      Built by William Cyrus Inglehart in the late 1800’s. In the Historical ...
    Trafalgar Township Historical Society
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