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.

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Thursday, 27 October 2011


My late partner Terry's son Mark has been negotiating with Southend Council for about two years now to have a bench situated on the cliffs above the cliff gardens overlooking Southend Seafront in memory of his mum. He was told that there would be at least a two year waiting list and true to their word it looks like it is going to happen in the not too distant future. This will mean that Terry will have two memorials in Southend - one in St.Alban's Church where she worshipped for many years and the bench where we used to walk our dogs every day. The photographs below show the view from the exact spot where the bench will stand.


  1. It's a very attractive spot and will provide memories for many years to come, I will look forward to seeing it in place.

  2. I am so pleased for you and Mark its a great spot Terry would have so loved it there.

  3. Brilliant! I often look at the names on donated seats and wonder about them. What a lovely idea, and such a beautiful spot.

  4. Beautiful. If dreams would come true I would be able to walk there one day.