John Baylis was born around 1868. His father Samuel Baylis is also a previous resident of Dandy Row. John and his wife Susan (who died in 1908) had five children, Sidney, Gertrude, Edith, Arthur and Bertram.
For many years John worked at Worcester Porcelain as a china printer, although in some sources he has also been described as a china painter and china guilder. Amongst their archives, Worcester Porcelain Museum has a photograph of long serving personnel from around 1929, which they have been kind enough to give us permission to use here. John Baylis can be found in the back row, at the far right of the picture.
Photograph reproduced with permission from Museum of Royal Worcester, Severn Street, Worcester
Worcester Porcelain was a large local employer, and their factory was just next door to Dandy Row on Severn Street. The Museum of Royal Worcester have been adding items from their collection and archive images to their website. This can be found at: www.museumofroyalworcester.org
John Baylis was living at Dandy Row when he died and was buried at Astwood Cemetery on 11 April 1933. His children Arthur, Bertram and Edith are listed in the 1936 register of electors at Dandy Row.
By Teresa Jones