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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 4/41321 viewsDec 05, 2017
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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 3/41273 viewsDec 05, 2017
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GITO Merelbeke leaflet from 1975 2/4231 viewsGITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975Dec 05, 2017
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Cards at Number 31365 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried at his mother's in Moortsele367 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried's mother in Moortsele362 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried and Lydiane at Wilfried's mother's in Moortsele376 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 1978593 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried adds the finishing touches to his villa364 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Lydiane makes sure Wilfried is doing things properly366 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried adds the finishing touches to his villa357 viewsOct 27, 2014

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Josh and Lydiane in Number 29226 views
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Visit to The Atomium Brussels 1975201 viewsAndrew, Michael, Jonathan Hayles
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Jonathan (aka Josh or Zors) and Ronny Meersschaut (aka Frein)290 views
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Boer en ploegpaard1 - Merelbeke farmer 1975502 views
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Christmas fun in Verlorenbroodstraat367 viewsParty games, Maureen Hayles, Els Willems and Jonathan (Josh) Hayles
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Centre of Ghent (or Gent) 1974 olr 1975319 views
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Lydiane makes sure Wilfried is doing things properly366 views
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Friends and neighbours round the piano235 views
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Party time at Dansclub Terpsichore Merelbeke218 views
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Mijn ma in haar eigen TUCO :-)313 views
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Park Hotel bill from 1974315 viewsEric Hayles stayed at the Park Hotel, Wilsonplein, Gent, when he first arrived in Belgium to work for Volvo Europa in Destelbergen. Later his office moved to the company's massive site at Oostakker.