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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 4/43096 viewsDec 05, 2017
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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 3/43017 viewsDec 05, 2017
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GITO Merelbeke leaflet from 1975 2/4358 viewsGITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975Dec 05, 2017
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Cards at Number 31502 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried at his mother's in Moortsele493 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried's mother in Moortsele490 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried and Lydiane at Wilfried's mother's in Moortsele504 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 1978789 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried adds the finishing touches to his villa488 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Lydiane makes sure Wilfried is doing things properly489 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried adds the finishing touches to his villa480 viewsOct 27, 2014

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Skating on ice on a small brook next to the Watersportsbaan in Ghent.421 viewsThe Hayles brothers, December 1975
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Party time at Dansclub Terpsichore Merelbeke256 views
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Hilda Meersschaut484 views
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Jonathan, Lydiane and Wilfried in Numer 29298 views
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Friends and neighbours round the piano307 views
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View from Park Hotel, Wilsonsplein, 1974487 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975692 views
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Foundations of 31 Verlorenbroodstraat in 1974450 viewsFrom the roof of Number 29
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Visit by our Welsh friends Betty and Charles Davis263 viewsWe knew them through the Evangelisch Centruum in Burgstraat Ghent.
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With the Meersschaut family560 viewsIn Verlorenbroodstraat, Merelbeke
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Josh Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke 1975590 views
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Party time at Dansclub Terpsichore Merelbeke264 views