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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 4/43376 viewsDec 05, 2017
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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 3/43267 viewsDec 05, 2017
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GITO Merelbeke leaflet from 1975 2/4409 viewsGITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975Dec 05, 2017
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Cards at Number 31562 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried at his mother's in Moortsele547 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried's mother in Moortsele550 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried and Lydiane at Wilfried's mother's in Moortsele565 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 1978945 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried adds the finishing touches to his villa542 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Lydiane makes sure Wilfried is doing things properly541 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried adds the finishing touches to his villa534 viewsOct 27, 2014

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Fountain in Zuidpark Gent461 views
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Visit by our Welsh friends Betty and Charles Davis289 viewsWe knew them through the Evangelisch Centruum in Burgstraat Ghent.
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 from a post card1043 views2 comments
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Sint Niklaas comes to Merelbeke612 viewsOne of the Criel brothers from Verlorenbroodstraat
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!663 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Wilfried and Lydiane De Moor with Eric Hayles on a tall ship in Ghent704 views
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Maureen Hayles and Monique397 views
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Uncle Fred, London taxi driver with Patrick's friend384 views
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Volksunie afplakker 1974709 viewsSticker from the Flemish nationalist party, Volksunie, in 1974. On the other side was the Lion of Flanders which was scanned and appears on the right hand top corner of these photo albums.
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Wilfried's mother in Moortsele550 views
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Patricia Meersschaut with our Uncle Fred, a London taxi driver385 views
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Josh looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 291512 viewsTaken with an Agfa Box camera, two exposures.1 comments