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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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Last additions - Belgium 1970s
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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 4/43022 viewsDec 05, 2017
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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 3/42945 viewsDec 05, 2017
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GITO Merelbeke leaflet from 1975 2/4347 viewsGITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975Dec 05, 2017
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Cards at Number 31486 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried at his mother's in Moortsele480 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried's mother in Moortsele477 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried and Lydiane at Wilfried's mother's in Moortsele491 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 1978771 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried adds the finishing touches to his villa475 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Lydiane makes sure Wilfried is doing things properly480 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried adds the finishing touches to his villa467 viewsOct 27, 2014

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Jonathan and Andrew look up at The Atomium in Brussels in 1975250 views
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Wilsonplein, Ghent474 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Hilda Meersschaut476 views
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Boer en ploegpaard 2 - Merelbeke farmer 1975734 viewsPlus zoon?
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Uncle Fred with Marcel299 views
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Maureen with Ronny343 views
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Friends and neighbours round the piano297 views
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Belgian trams on Wilsonsplein524 viewsA view from the Park Hotel in 1974.
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Josh, Michael and dad, Eric, on the roof531 views
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A great night at Number 31305 views
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Sky in Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke, 1970s411 views
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The only way to repair a VW... get on your knees and pray!679 viewsDad and Michael repair the heat exchangers already on our new Volkswagen Transporter minibus