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Our Merelbeke home starts arriving back in England.....574 views.... on the roof of dad's VW Transporter minibus.Oct 27, 2014
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Photo developers A Bracke in Merelbeke613 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!!484 viewsMerelbeke 1977Mar 26, 2014
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!558 viewsMerelbeke 1977Mar 26, 2014
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!496 viewsMerelbeke 1977Mar 26, 2014
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Boerderij in Merelbeke390 viewsMar 23, 2014
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Boerderij in Merelbeke385 viewsMar 23, 2014
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Sky in Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke, 1970s402 viewsMar 23, 2014
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Ducks in our garden at Verlorenbroodstraat 29394 viewsMar 23, 2014
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Merelbeke centruum 1974722 viewsMar 19, 2014
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Merelbeke centruun - Gemeentehuis 1974738 viewsMar 19, 2014
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Boer en ploegpaard1 - Merelbeke farmer 1975580 viewsMar 19, 2014
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975659 viewsMar 19, 2014
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1975 not sure where but not far from Merelbeke691 viewsMar 19, 2014
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975668 viewsMar 19, 2014
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Boer en ploegpaard 2 - Merelbeke farmer 1975722 viewsPlus zoon?Mar 19, 2014
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Michael, near Merelbeke 1975548 viewsMar 19, 2014
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Josh Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke 1975571 viewsMar 19, 2014
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Jonathan, Andrew Michael at Verlorenbroodstraat 29553 viewsMar 15, 2014
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke425 viewsMar 14, 2014
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke416 viewsMar 14, 2014
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke442 viewsMar 14, 2014
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De Schelde at the end of Verlorenbroodstraat 1970s637 viewsMar 14, 2014
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Ringvaart Merelbeke436 viewsMar 14, 2014
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Josh looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29747 viewsTaken with an Agfa Box camera, two exposures.1 commentsMar 14, 2014
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Michael looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29629 viewsTaken with an Agfa box camera, two exposures.Mar 14, 2014
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A view of the nurseries seen from Verlorenbroodstraat443 viewsMar 14, 2014
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The only way to repair a VW... get on your knees and pray!666 viewsDad and Michael repair the heat exchangers already on our new Volkswagen Transporter minibusMar 14, 2014
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Michael Hayles, Ronny Meersschaut, Hedwig Piens leave for the GITO545 viewsLeaving for school. Josh is also there, behind Michael. Sadly he can't be seen.Mar 14, 2014
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke455 viewsMar 14, 2014
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke592 viewsMar 14, 2014
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke630 viewsMar 14, 2014
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 by night, by Jonathan Hayles668 viewsTaken on an Agfa box camera resting on the ground with an exposure of about one minute.Mar 14, 2014
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Michael the giant leans on a neighbour's house in Verlorenbroodstraat526 viewsMar 14, 2014
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 from a post card883 views2 commentsMar 14, 2014
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Dad leaves for work in his brand new Volkswagen Transporter minibus654 viewsMar 14, 2014
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Sint Niklaas comes to Merelbeke512 viewsOne of the Criel brothers from VerlorenbroodstraatMar 14, 2014
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke519 viewsMar 14, 2014
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GITO Merelbeke, 4e Elektriciteit 1977-78699 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 14, 2014
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Winter in Verlorenbroodstraat471 viewsA view across the road from our front garden.Mar 13, 2014
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On the roof 634 viewsJonathan and his dad, Eric.Mar 13, 2014
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On the roof520 viewsJonathan, Andrew and Michael on the roof of our 1970s modernist Belgian house.Mar 13, 2014
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Andrew on the roof424 viewsMar 13, 2014
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Josh, Michael and dad, Eric, on the roof520 viewsMar 13, 2014
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Verlorenbroodstraat 29639 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 13, 2014
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Austin 1800 in the drive of our house502 viewsDad's car, built in 1965. He bought it circa 1970.Mar 13, 2014
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Foundations of 31 Verlorenbrooadstraat640 viewsWilfried de Moor was building a villa. Josh spent many happy days helping out.Mar 13, 2014
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Foundations of Number 31481 viewsMar 13, 2014
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A view of nurseries from a back bedroom of Verlorenbroodstraat 29425 viewsBy the late 1990s this scene looked very different, with a new housing estate standing where the nurseries were.Mar 13, 2014
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Andrew on the roof...631 viewsIn the background, the garage door of the Meerschaut's house. Marcel Meerschaut was a "Bobinage van motoren". Mar 13, 2014
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Josh on roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29526 viewsYou can see Marcel Meersschaut's "boxen" in the background.Mar 13, 2014
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The end of Verlorenbroodstraat667 viewsOur short-cut to the Hundelgemsesteenweg.Mar 13, 2014
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View from the roof639 viewsShowing the rear of the Meersschaut's house and one of the garages, or "boxen" that Marcel Meersschaut rented out.Mar 13, 2014
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Verlorenbroodstraat, at the end of the road.644 viewsMar 13, 2014
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Foundations of 31 Verlorenbroodstraat in 1974435 viewsFrom the roof of Number 29Mar 13, 2014
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Foundations of Velorenbroodstraat 31, 1974694 viewsWilfried De Moor, his brother and nephew working on the foundations of Wilfried's villa.Mar 13, 2014
       
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