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.

Friday, 22 June 2012

As you can see from the picture above, I've been decorating. Kidding aside, I really have. Nothing very spectacular and really more a freshening up of paint and a slight rearrangement of the flat. This has, unfortunately, led to my neglect of this blog. I apologise because I assure you I enjoy writing it as much as you, hopefully, enjoy reading it.  I will be writing the post about Arthur Bayliss over the weekend and I promise it will appear during next week. In the meantime over on our companion blog there is a first.  My friend, fellow blogger and Londonophile, James is my guest blogger. James has contributed a piece on Liverpool Road in Islington which I think you will find interesting and enjoyable whether you know the thoroughfare or not. I have added my own memories of Liverpool Road. James piece will appear in the next few days.

A less pleasant subject is that not so long ago I was accused of only wanting comments on this blog that I agreed with. This is, I should think, an obviously silly accusation as I am more than happy for anybody to send me corrections, comments and further information - indeed, I wish more people would.
My recent piece on Charles Bayliss needed two corrections which I was more than happy to make when members of the family pointed them out.  So if you see a mistake please feel free to point it out, if you see something you don't like on the blog, let me know.

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