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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Wednesday, 23 May 2012

OH DEAR.......

I was surfing the internet when I wandered into a website devoted to various areas of London....among them was the Archway area where many of the family lived and grew up (including me).  I took a look at their community forum where people leave messages, leave comments etc.  Here's a sample of some I found :

 There is a nasty bunch of Portuguese criminals called the Regos who make pub landlords pay them money to avoid being burned down.......

..........Even Adams Family members and the IRA pay them protection money! Or so that's what's being said in the Irish pubs in the areaI wouldn't advise anyone nice to live in Archway.

I live in Archway and a lot of people are being bullied by Portuguese psychopaths in the are, called the Regos. The police don't care! I would move out but can't afford to.......

....... We are thinking of moving to Pemberton Gardens in Archway - what's it like living in the area? Is it as rough as some say?

Avoid it like a RASH......... if you want a normal life free from Drug dealers...... Alchoholic's and teenage thugs then what ever you do don't move round there......

Glad I moved !!!!!


  1. Strangely, last Saturday I was in Holloway and met up with my friend James for a drink and as he lives at Archway I asked him about the "Regos" and he'd never heard of them or anything similar in the area.