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, 27 May 2012

Here's something that I've been keeping secret!  It is a companion blog to THE BAYLISS LINE. It is not directly about people in our family but they will be mentioned frequently. Called DOWN THESE STREETS the new blog is about the places they lived, about the actual streets and the city of London itself.  I will be using my own words and quoting the words of others and there will be lots of pictures.
You will find there a list of recommended books about London and London life and as more things are added there will be a list of films that best illustrate the metropolis. The blog is still under construction but if you would like to read a longer introduction to what it is about the please click on this link to go there : DOWN THESE STREETS.  I would appreciate hearing any reactions you may have, either here, of Facebook or by e-mail.


  1. I sounds like a great concept for a blog!
    Best wishes on this new venture.
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

  2. Watch out Peter Ackroyd!!!! This sounds like a great idea for a blog and I certainly look forward to it. For those of us who will probably never get to London, this should be an extremely valuable site. Best of luck and I can't wait to see what you have planned for us all!

  3. Many thanks. Hope it lives up to expectations - mine as well as yours! I think it is going to involve a bit of walking the streets. The first real post will probably be next meek and will deal with Holloway Road. I'd very much like to do one on Clerkenwell where I was born. I passed through the area on a bus and it looks like there was a lot of interesting places.

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