WELCOME TO THE BAYLISS LINE. This blog has been created for my family. By "my family" I mean all those who are related to the Bayliss family either by blood, marriage or even relationship. There are, of course, other Bayliss families not related to us but this blog has at its heart a very specific family who had their origins in Gloucestershire. I am connected to that family because my mother was a Bayliss and it was her curiosity that started my research back in the early 1990's. So, what are you likely to see on this blog? Well, as it is a blog, I want it to be as entertaining as possible rather that a dry listing of facts (that is for Ancestry.com). I will, hopefully, be posting entries on our ancestors and relatives, on the places where they lived, and the historical times they lived through. I have an extensive collection of photographs of people and places which I will, of course, be sharing.
I'd like to ask anybody who reads this blog to give me some feedback. I'd really like this to be a two way thing. It sometimes unearths new information and, to be honest, it gives me encouragement. There will be two ways of providing feedback - either through the comment button (you will need a Google account for this) or via the e-mail address which appears on this page - alternatively, ring me. Now scroll down to read the latest entries.....and, of course, via Facebook.
Sunday, 24 July 2011
GET YOUR MOTOR RUNNING.....
Here's a family face you might not recognise - it took me a minute. Not seen him for years but this is Mick Barrett, son of Nibo (Fred) Barrett and his wife Peggy. I've always known of Mick's interest in car racing since his very earliest days at the Peter Pan Go-Kart track in Southend on Sea as a tot and I knew he passed on his love of the sport to his son Daniel but I only had a vague idea of how that love had grown into a career. So, well done cousin! Best wishes to you Mick and to Shelly - and Daniel looks pretty cool! Read about Mick and Daniel's career by clicking THIS LINK.
P.S. Mick, I think I still have your dad's old 8.mm films of your early days.