I would like to add a bit more on grandad and charlie and compile more photos which we have in the book


Charles Henry Bayliss senior (Middle) running the Haulage business with sons Charlie & John, and wife Daisy (the real head of the family)

Our Family Business

Bayliss Garages Ltd, is a third generation, family run business formerly known as C. H. Bayliss (Garages) Ltd. & C. H. Bayliss Sons Ltd Haulage Contractors.


In the early 1930's we started out as a coal delivery business founded and successfully run by Charles Henry Bayliss. The business later became known as 'C. H. Bayliss Coal & Anthracite Merchant', dealing from St Vincent Street, Birmingham. Coal would previously be transported on barges from Monument Lane Wharf, of which it was then delivered to our customers throughout Birmingham.

Bayliss Garages was initially run by Charles Henry Bayliss Junior who was soon joined by his younger brother, John David Bayliss after leaving his job 

at Hangers Ford. He was later joined by Richard Thorp, also from Hangers, as their first non family member mechanic.


By the 28th November 1960 the garage was made into a limited company and by 1982 John later  bought the family business creating two separate companies, C. H. Bayliss Garages Ltd. and C. H. Bayliss Transport.

In 1987 the business name had once again been changed to Bayliss Garages Ltd. Later that same year on the 14th of March we were unfortunate to loose Charles Henry Bayliss whom sadly passed away.

For more history on the property check out Made in Oldbury's Page: https://madeinoldbury.co.uk/articles/john-elwell/


Photograph of the original C. H. Bayliss Coal & Anthracite Merchant


C. H. Bayliss (Garages) Ltd. & C. H. Bayliss Sons Ltd. Haulage Contractors with eldest son Charles Jr. initially running the garage business with younger brother John following soon after.

(Photograph taken from 1961)


John Bayliss with technicians: Pete, Spencer & Amarjit (left to right)


Doris Bayliss with H. G. Payne. One of the companies bought by C. H. Bayliss & Sons Ltd.

(Photograph taken from 1970's)


(1909 - 1987)


Doris Cook (nee Bayliss) daughter to Charles Bayliss retired in 2021 from the position of  bookkeeper for C H Bayliss & Sons coal business since 1953 and then Bayliss Garages which was purchased in 1960.

"Charlie Bayliss I worked for, at Sheepcote Street. I still know his two sons - Charlie and Johnny. We knew each other well; we became friends years afterwards. Johnny runs a garage now, up in Bearwood ... Charlie was a lovely little man - bright Toby jug face - Charlie Bayliss. Used to wear a trilby hat - yes, pleasant memories of old Charlie."

                                                                                            - Pat Roach, 2002


Pat Roach with current owner of the business Peter Bayliss (John's son) who took over Bayliss Garages as the Managing Director late 2016 and has been successfully working hard to keep the business going and giving it a fresh updated look.

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Bayliss Garages Rallying Team
Peter Bayliss (John's son) rallying at Wheelspin, 1988 approx with co-driver and friend Darren Hemmings.

Bayliss Garages Rallying Team
John and Peter with 4th generation Jack Bayliss rallying in a Nissan Micra K11 from 2013 to 2015. 

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Nissan Micra K11
(2013 - 2015)