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MERELBEKE


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We lived in Belgium in the 1970s. Dad, Eric Hayles was working for Volvo Europa at Oostakker near Ghent and we moved into a house in the Verlorenbroodstraat in Merelbeke. We hope you enjoy our evocative photos of life in Merelbeke, a suburb of Ghent.

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GHENT/GENT BELGIUM


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We lived near the beautiful city of Ghent (Gent) in Belgium in East Flanders (Oost Vlaanderen) from 1974 till 1978, although dad was there for about another six years after that. We hope you enjoy some of our photo archive from those happy times.

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MERELBEKE FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS


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Some of our wonderful neighbours and friends when we lived in Merelbeke. If you know any names that we haven't mentioned, please add them below the photo.

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DANSCLUB TERPSICHORE MERELBEKE


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Mum and dad had dancing lessons at the Dansclub Terpsichore in Hundelgemsesteenweg in 1977-78. These are pictures from one of their social functions.

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OUT AND ABOUT IN BELGIUM


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Our Welsh friends, the Davies Family


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We attended church at the Evangelisch Centruum, Burgstraat, Gent, where we got to know the wonderful Davies family from Wales (the clue was in the name!) Charles and Betty, Godfrey, Joseph and Noel. There were also two sisters who weren't in Belgium. Charles was an accomplished artists and signwriter. He once had a job painting the Coca Cola logo on lorries, so he must have been very good! He also painted a sign for our neighbours opposite which read "Bobinage van motoren".

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Documentation


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Leaflets and other documentation from our time in Belgium

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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 4/419 viewsDec 05, 2017
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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 3/425 viewsDec 05, 2017
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GITO Merelbeke leaflet from 1975 2/435 viewsGITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975Dec 05, 2017
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Cards at Number 31169 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried at his mother's in Moortsele175 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried's mother in Moortsele167 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried and Lydiane at Wilfried's mother's in Moortsele184 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 1978286 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried adds the finishing touches to his villa174 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Lydiane makes sure Wilfried is doing things properly180 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried adds the finishing touches to his villa174 viewsOct 27, 2014

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Hilda Meersschaut and Maureen Hayles158 views
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Wilfried De Moor auditions for Cirque du Soleil303 views
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Jonathan, Andrew Michael at Verlorenbroodstraat 29259 views
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The end of Verlorenbroodstraat276 viewsOur short-cut to the Hundelgemsesteenweg.
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A great night at Number 31104 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke206 views
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Man of the 1970s Eric Hayles140 views
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Cousin David and Michael170 views
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 from a post card425 views2 comments
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Wilsonplein, Ghent245 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Ghent by night by Eric Hayles186 viewsEarly 1980s
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Party time at Dansclub Terpsichore Merelbeke147 views