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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 31157 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried at his mother's in Moortsele163 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried's mother in Moortsele156 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried and Lydiane at Wilfried's mother's in Moortsele174 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 1978266 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried adds the finishing touches to his villa164 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Lydiane makes sure Wilfried is doing things properly168 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried adds the finishing touches to his villa163 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Visitors to Number 31161 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Visitors to Number 31165 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Visitors to Number 31173 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Visitors to Number 31175 viewsOct 27, 2014

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Maureen Hayles in Savaanstraat Gent in 1974181 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke210 views
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Sledging on ice on a small brook next to the Watersportsbaan in Ghent.152 viewsUnknown Gentenaars.
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Merelbeke centruum 1974326 views
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Cousin Julie, Aunty Cathy and Cousin Debbie150 views
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Verlorenbroodstraat 31233 views
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Party time at Dansclub Terpsichore Merelbeke110 views
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View from Park Hotel, Wilsonsplein, 1974241 views
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Wilfried De Moor, aerial engineer!214 views
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Bij Wilfried en Lydiane124 views
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The Criel family and Wilfried De Moor136 views
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Cousins from England and Phillip, Hedwig and Reuben Piens and Ronny Meersschaut in dad's VW minibus196 viewsI think this is the only picture we have showing Phillip Piens