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.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Some pictures from the recent party for my 65th birthday.....click on pictures from enlargements.

Cutting the cake

Robin Slater, Ian Slater, Me, Alvin Bayliss
Adrienne Slater, Heather Simmons
Joe Slater

The Venue

Alvin Bayliss, My friend Ian Dean, Me

Heather Simmons, Adrienne Slater

The Cake
My drunken shame


  1. Again, glorious photos!!! And you're looking dapper - at least before you were face down in the trifle! LOL Once again happy birthday wishes from the States!

  2. I've been waiting for these pics. No time to look properly or comment now as have to get ready for work. Looks like a great time was had by all. I'll be back soon!