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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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Last additions - Belgium 1970s
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Cards at Number 31128 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried at his mother's in Moortsele135 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried's mother in Moortsele128 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried and Lydiane at Wilfried's mother's in Moortsele141 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 1978207 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried adds the finishing touches to his villa135 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Lydiane makes sure Wilfried is doing things properly139 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried adds the finishing touches to his villa133 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Visitors to Number 31131 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Visitors to Number 31138 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Visitors to Number 31144 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Visitors to Number 31144 viewsOct 27, 2014

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Foundations of 31 Verlorenbroodstraat in 1974170 viewsFrom the roof of Number 29
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The Atomium in Brussels in 197588 views
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A great evening with our relatives from England and Wilfried and Lydiane De Moor144 views
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Park Hotel headed notepaper132 viewsFrom the Park Hotel, Wilsonplein, Gent, 1974.
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Party time at Dansclub Terpsichore Merelbeke94 views
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Ghent 1979115 views
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Wilsonplein, Ghent192 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Mijn ma in haar eigen TUCO :-)140 views
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Maureen Hayles in Gent in 1974156 views