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Our Merelbeke home starts arriving back in England.....732 views.... on the roof of dad's VW Transporter minibus.Oct 27, 2014
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Photo developers A Bracke in Merelbeke770 viewsWhen we lived in Merelbeke in the 1970s, a spooky old derelict building stood on the corner of Hundelgemsesteenweg and Van Goethemstraat, next to the potato yard. Then one day, a couple opened a smart little photo shop in part of it. They were related to the Piens family who lived next door to us in Verlorenbrooadstraat.

The finished photos came back in an envelope with a drawing of the building. The entrance was to the right, just behind the tree in the picture.
Oct 26, 2014
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!583 viewsMerelbeke 1977Mar 26, 2014
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!684 viewsMerelbeke 1977Mar 26, 2014
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!647 viewsMerelbeke 1977Mar 26, 2014
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Boerderij in Merelbeke477 viewsMar 23, 2014
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Boerderij in Merelbeke465 viewsMar 23, 2014
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Sky in Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke, 1970s489 viewsMar 23, 2014
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Ducks in our garden at Verlorenbroodstraat 29486 viewsMar 23, 2014
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Merelbeke centruum 1974870 viewsMar 20, 2014
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Merelbeke centruun - Gemeentehuis 1974885 viewsMar 20, 2014
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Boer en ploegpaard1 - Merelbeke farmer 1975678 viewsMar 20, 2014
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975803 viewsMar 19, 2014
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1975 not sure where but not far from Merelbeke842 viewsMar 19, 2014
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975811 viewsMar 19, 2014
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Boer en ploegpaard 2 - Merelbeke farmer 1975869 viewsPlus zoon?Mar 19, 2014
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Michael, near Merelbeke 1975653 viewsMar 19, 2014
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Josh Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke 1975677 viewsMar 19, 2014
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Jonathan, Andrew Michael at Verlorenbroodstraat 29656 viewsMar 15, 2014
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke521 viewsMar 15, 2014
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke516 viewsMar 15, 2014
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke532 viewsMar 15, 2014
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De Schelde at the end of Verlorenbroodstraat 1970s779 viewsMar 15, 2014
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Ringvaart Merelbeke519 viewsMar 15, 2014
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Josh looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 291798 viewsTaken with an Agfa Box camera, two exposures.1 commentsMar 15, 2014
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Michael looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29910 viewsTaken with an Agfa box camera, two exposures.Mar 15, 2014
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A view of the nurseries seen from Verlorenbroodstraat568 viewsMar 15, 2014
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The only way to repair a VW... get on your knees and pray!1280 viewsDad and Michael repair the heat exchangers already on our new Volkswagen Transporter minibusMar 15, 2014
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Michael Hayles, Ronny Meersschaut, Hedwig Piens leave for the GITO2580 viewsLeaving for school. Josh is also there, behind Michael. Sadly he can't be seen.Mar 15, 2014
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke652 viewsMar 15, 2014
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke754 viewsMar 15, 2014
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke791 viewsMar 15, 2014
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 by night, by Jonathan Hayles829 viewsTaken on an Agfa box camera resting on the ground with an exposure of about one minute.Mar 15, 2014
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Michael the giant leans on a neighbour's house in Verlorenbroodstraat676 viewsMar 15, 2014
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 from a post card1074 views2 commentsMar 15, 2014
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Dad leaves for work in his brand new Volkswagen Transporter minibus864 viewsMar 15, 2014
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Sint Niklaas comes to Merelbeke631 viewsOne of the Criel brothers from VerlorenbroodstraatMar 15, 2014
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke640 viewsMar 15, 2014
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GITO Merelbeke, 4e Elektriciteit 1977-78850 views4e elektriciteit, GITO, Merelbeke, schooljaar 1977-78. Van links naar rechts:
1e rij:M. Mortier (leeraar wiskunde), Rudy de Sutter, Bernard Ramue, Ronny Meersschaut (mijn makker v.d. Verlorenbroodstraat), Marnix de Bruyker, Jonathan Hayles, Pieter Rijkbosch, Pieter Jacob, Luc Eekhout.

2e rij: Christian Bekaert, Hans Verstichel, Christian Piens, Geert van Assche, Johan Piens, Luc van der Straeten, Wim de Schrijver.

3e rij: Ronny van Wesemael, Geert van Lancker, Dirk Trossaert, Patrick van Hecke, Yvan Courtijn, Ronny Henrickx.

Twee studenten waren afwezig: Pierre de Cooman en Jan (van?) Goedertier. Ik ben niet zeker of de bovenstaande namen allemaal juist geschreven zijn.

Mar 15, 2014
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Winter in Verlorenbroodstraat560 viewsA view across the road from our front garden.Mar 14, 2014
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On the roof 799 viewsJonathan and his dad, Eric.Mar 14, 2014
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On the roof614 viewsJonathan, Andrew and Michael on the roof of our 1970s modernist Belgian house.Mar 14, 2014
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Andrew on the roof505 viewsMar 14, 2014
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Josh, Michael and dad, Eric, on the roof614 viewsMar 14, 2014
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Verlorenbroodstraat 29783 viewsFrom the rear. In the foreground, a cement mixer on the building site of 31, Verlorenbroodstraat where Wilfried de Moor was building a villa.Mar 14, 2014
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Austin 1800 in the drive of our house585 viewsDad's car, built in 1965. He bought it circa 1970.Mar 14, 2014
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Foundations of 31 Verlorenbrooadstraat787 viewsWilfried de Moor was building a villa. Josh spent many happy days helping out.Mar 14, 2014
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Foundations of Number 311139 viewsMar 14, 2014
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A view of nurseries from a back bedroom of Verlorenbroodstraat 29512 viewsBy the late 1990s this scene looked very different, with a new housing estate standing where the nurseries were.Mar 14, 2014
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Andrew on the roof...775 viewsIn the background, the garage door of the Meerschaut's house. Marcel Meerschaut was a "Bobinage van motoren". Mar 14, 2014
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Josh on roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29622 viewsYou can see Marcel Meersschaut's "boxen" in the background.Mar 14, 2014
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The end of Verlorenbroodstraat899 viewsOur short-cut to the Hundelgemsesteenweg.Mar 14, 2014
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View from the roof788 viewsShowing the rear of the Meersschaut's house and one of the garages, or "boxen" that Marcel Meersschaut rented out.Mar 14, 2014
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Verlorenbroodstraat, at the end of the road.799 viewsMar 14, 2014
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Foundations of 31 Verlorenbroodstraat in 1974526 viewsFrom the roof of Number 29Mar 14, 2014
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Foundations of Velorenbroodstraat 31, 1974871 viewsWilfried De Moor, his brother and nephew working on the foundations of Wilfried's villa.Mar 14, 2014
       
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