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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 31122 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried at his mother's in Moortsele127 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried's mother in Moortsele121 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried and Lydiane at Wilfried's mother's in Moortsele134 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 1978198 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried adds the finishing touches to his villa129 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Lydiane makes sure Wilfried is doing things properly133 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried adds the finishing touches to his villa126 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Visitors to Number 31125 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Visitors to Number 31132 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Visitors to Number 31137 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Visitors to Number 31138 viewsOct 27, 2014

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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 from a post card367 views2 comments
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Eric Piens watched by his son Reuben85 viewsApril 1978
I believe Eric is using Wilfried de Moor's cement mixer. I recognise it well!
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Josh, Michael and dad, Eric, on the roof190 views
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A great evening with our relatives from England and Wilfried and Lydiane De Moor150 views
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Wilfried de Moor being very neighbourly85 viewsFor some reason, Wilfried seems to be clearing the snow at Hayles House! December 78 or Jan 79.
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Josh Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke 1975237 views
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On the roof192 viewsJonathan, Andrew and Michael on the roof of our 1970s modernist Belgian house.
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Boer en ploegpaard 2 - Merelbeke farmer 1975291 viewsPlus zoon?
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Maureen and Josh87 views
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Patricia Meersschaut.. doing flamenco?107 views
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The Atomium in Brussels in 197585 views
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British Week in Ghent 1974181 viewsScots pipers on parade.