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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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Last additions - Belgium 1970s
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Cards at Number 31140 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried at his mother's in Moortsele147 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried's mother in Moortsele138 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried and Lydiane at Wilfried's mother's in Moortsele153 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 1978226 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried adds the finishing touches to his villa145 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Lydiane makes sure Wilfried is doing things properly149 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried adds the finishing touches to his villa144 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Visitors to Number 31142 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Visitors to Number 31146 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Visitors to Number 31154 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Visitors to Number 31154 viewsOct 27, 2014

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Uncle Fred with Ronny116 views
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Carnival in Ghent 1974165 views
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Maureen Hayles in Savaanstraat Gent in 1974155 views
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Verlorenbroodstraat, at the end of the road.222 views
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Friends and neighbours playing snooker126 views
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The Criel family and Wilfried De Moor122 views
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Fountain in Zuidpark Gent151 views
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A view of the nurseries seen from Verlorenbroodstraat181 views
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Christmas fun in Verlorenbroodstraat139 views?, Andrew Hayles, Hedwig Piens, Jonathan Hayles
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Party time at Dansclub Terpsichore Merelbeke96 views
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Ghent skyline 1979112 views
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Austin 1800 in the drive of our house197 viewsDad's car, built in 1965. He bought it circa 1970.