Leonard Beckley's Garden, c.1977
Leonard Beckley, Photographer
Media Type
Item Type
A colour slide of a pink dahlia in Leonard Beckley's garden in Whitby, Ontario.
Leonard Beckley was born in Bude, Cornwall, England on 17 September 1905. He immigrated to Canada in 1910 with his parents, Richard and Jane, and his three brothers Herbert, Victor and Edgar. The family would move to 509 Beech Street, Whitby, Ontario circa 1916. He married Elizabeth (Betty) Ellen Roberts (1901-1984) and they did not have any children. They lived at 609 Pine Street, Whitby, Ontario.

Mr. Beckley was an avid photographer, taking photographs of flowers, changing seasons, and events of Whitby. He also documented his family vacations to historic places through photographs. His other passion was gardening which was reflected in his “Old English” garden.
Date of Original
Width: 2 in
Height: 2 in
Personal Name(s)
Beckley, Leonard ; Beckley, Elizabeth
Local identifier
Whitby Online Historic Images Collection
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8885389116671 Longitude: -78.939714997406
Copyright Statement
This item is protected by the Canadian Copyright Act and is intended for one-time use only. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). It is your responsibility for obtaining these permissions.
Copyright Date
Copyright Holder
Whitby Archives
Recommended Citation
Leonard Beckley's Garden, c.1977, Leonard Beckley. Whitby Archives A2014_004_281.
Reproduction Notes
Scanned from a colour slide.
Whitby Public Library
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405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, Ontario L1N 6A1

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Leonard Beckley's Garden, c.1977

A colour slide of a pink dahlia in Leonard Beckley's garden in Whitby, Ontario.