Lydia May has kept a detailed account of the history of Mayholm Farm, which has been in the family for over 100 years.
By Matthew McCully – “If we don’t put our history out there, it’s not going to be there in any way, shape or form,” commented Lydia May, as she flipped through the long and detailed history of Mayholm Farm, compiled so her children and grandchildren would remember the family’s connection to the property.
These days, there aren’t many homes still standing or properties held by the same family for over 100 years.
Mayholm Farm in Lake Lyster is one of the few.
According to May, history can quickly slip through the cracks if people don’t take the time to think about who came before them on the shores of Townships lakes, or which families worked the land, now subdivided, or built up with shiny new housing developments.
To illustrate her point, May explained that the original name for Lake Lyster was actually Lester. See full story in the Monday, July 16 edition of The Record.