Fonds PR-216 - Stephen Levings fonds

First Prospect Lake School with later private residence attached Tolmie School, 5th reader class, 1916 Stephen Levings, Sr. and his wife Ada War canoe race at Gorge Regatta, 1912 Stephen Herbert Levings in cadet uniform on old Gorge Bridge, 1915 Stephen Herbert O'Dell Levings at the 'Auto Camp Garage', Gorge Road West 5th Canadian Field General Hospital Corps, 1915

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Stephen Levings fonds


  • 1912-1924 (Creation)

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8 photographs

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Stephen Levings emigrated from England with his family in 1905. His father purchased land north of the Observatory on Old West Saanich Road, and Stephen attended the Prospect Lake School in 1908. In 1909 the family purchased property on Gorge Road. Stephen attended Tolmie School and Victoria High School. Between 1926 and 1936 Stephen Levings and his brother Cyril operated the "Auto Camp Garage" service station at 76 Gorge West. In 1927, he married Muriel Leech, and they had a daughter named Marion. He joined the Navy in 1940 as a volunteer reserve, and was discharged in 1945. He then joined the Department of National Defense, where he held various positions until his retirement in 1965. Stephen Levings died in 1993.


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Donated to Saanich Archives in 1981.

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Fonds consists of photographs of the Levings family, Gorge regatta, Prospect Lake School and Tolmie School taken between 1912 and 1924.

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No further accruals are expected.

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  • English

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Accession number: 1981-024

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