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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 4/42772 viewsDec 05, 2017
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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 3/42703 viewsDec 05, 2017
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GITO Merelbeke leaflet from 1975 2/4323 viewsGITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975Dec 05, 2017
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Cards at Number 31457 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried at his mother's in Moortsele454 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried's mother in Moortsele451 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried and Lydiane at Wilfried's mother's in Moortsele464 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 1978733 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried adds the finishing touches to his villa450 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Lydiane makes sure Wilfried is doing things properly454 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried adds the finishing touches to his villa441 viewsOct 27, 2014

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Friends and neighbours playing snooker301 views
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What's her name again please?309 views
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Christmas fun in Verlorenbroodstraat447 viewsParty games, Maureen Hayles, Els Willems and Jonathan (Josh) Hayles
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The Criel family and Wilfried De Moor291 views
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Wilsonplein, Ghent394 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Josh looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29734 viewsTaken with an Agfa Box camera, two exposures.1 comments
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Relatives from England and R Meerschaut313 views
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Noel Davies, Andrew Hayles and Michael Hayles 251 viewsVerlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke 1976
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Maureen Hayles and Monique345 views
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British Week in Ghent 1974406 viewsScots pipers on parade.
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Godfrey's Reliant Robin....362 viewsFound this among dad's pictures. He obviously took it when he came to pick us up from church and was waiting around. He took a few pix of the roads and would have had no idea that was Godfrey's car parked there... not until I told him today, nearly 40 years later!!

Eeeek! For anyone who hasn't found out yet, 40 years is nothing... it flashes by.
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Noel Davis with Andrew Hayles257 views