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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 4/43871 viewsDec 05, 2017
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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 3/43739 viewsDec 05, 2017
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GITO Merelbeke leaflet from 1975 2/4487 viewsGITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975Dec 05, 2017
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Cards at Number 31662 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried at his mother's in Moortsele647 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried's mother in Moortsele651 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried and Lydiane at Wilfried's mother's in Moortsele664 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 19781200 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried adds the finishing touches to his villa637 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Lydiane makes sure Wilfried is doing things properly632 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried adds the finishing touches to his villa627 viewsOct 27, 2014

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Neighbours with us in Verlorenbroodstraat 29479 viewsWith her back to us, Patricia Meersschaut, the going clockwise, Stephen Hayles, Hedwig Piens (in cub scout uniform?), Ronny Meersschaut, Maureen Hayles, Andrew Hayles. I think they were giving us Dutch lessons. Frein=brake; tirette=zip enz...
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Centre of Ghent showing tramlines555 views
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Party time at Dansclub Terpsichore Merelbeke316 views
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A great night at Number 31403 views
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Volvo colleague Dennis Kinchen in Lourdes601 viewsDad and Dennis visited Lourdes, near Oostakker, in 1974 just to see why everyone else was heading there.
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Wilfried De Moor auditions for Cirque du Soleil786 views
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Cousin Debbie and Smurf461 views
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Jonathan and Andrew look up at The Atomium in Brussels in 1975320 views
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Wilfried's mother in Moortsele651 views
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Visit to The Atomium Brussels 1975320 viewsAndrew, Michael, Jonathan Hayles
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Cousin Debbie playing with Reuben Piens in back garden of Verlorenbroodstraat 29532 views
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Michael and Wilfried662 views