a charming historic village located in rural ontario being revitalized by friends
Wesleyville village is a 19th century village located on beautiful Lakeshore Road in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada on the shores of Lake Ontario. The village is located on a quiet, seldom-travelled stretch of Lakeshore Road west of Port Hope, Ontario, and it exudes a relaxed, peaceful aura, with the only sounds coming from the birds that flit from tree to tree and among the time-weathered headstones in the graveyard at the rear of the grounds. The property is a lush, green oasis, harkening back to a simpler time when horses and buggies ferried parishioners from surrounding farms along country roads to Sunday service.
Come to Wesleyville Church for a stage reading of a new play by dave carley
CARLEY explores the true story of Esca Brooke, a little known piece
of Canadian history. Esca Brooke was the first son of Charles Brooke, the legendary and scandalous ‘White Rajah of Sarawak’ and his Malaysian bride. After Esca’s mother died, the Rajah remarried. His new wife didn’t like the idea of someone else’s son being first in line for the throne of Sarawak (now part of Malaysia). So Esca was sent into exile - to Madoc, Ontario.
After living in Madoc with his adoptive parents, Esca attended Port Hope’s Trinity College School, where he was Head Boy. He went on to have a successful career with Hollinger Mines. Life for Esca was good, except for one thing: the Brooke family would never recognize him as one of