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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 4/4612 viewsDec 05, 2017
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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 3/4572 viewsDec 05, 2017
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GITO Merelbeke leaflet from 1975 2/4194 viewsGITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975Dec 05, 2017
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Cards at Number 31330 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried at his mother's in Moortsele334 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried's mother in Moortsele325 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried and Lydiane at Wilfried's mother's in Moortsele343 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 1978541 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried adds the finishing touches to his villa330 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Lydiane makes sure Wilfried is doing things properly335 viewsOct 27, 2014
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Wilfried adds the finishing touches to his villa322 viewsOct 27, 2014

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View from Park Hotel, Wilsonsplein, 1974383 views
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Ronny Meersschaut in living room of Verlorenbrooadstraat 29216 views
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Our relatives and the neighbours of the Meersschauts in Meerstraat (nu Weidestraat)327 views
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1975 not sure where but not far from Merelbeke544 views
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Ghent 1979272 views
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Maureen with her brother in law, Fred243 views
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De Schelde at the end of Verlorenbroodstraat 1970s482 views
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Children from Verlorenbroodstraat playing in the garden.358 views1975
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Jonathan, Lydiane and Wilfried in Numer 29230 views
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Visitors to Number 31293 views
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Friends and neighbours round the piano217 views