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Our Merelbeke home starts arriving back in England.....554 views.... on the roof of dad's VW Transporter minibus.Oct 27, 2014
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Photo developers A Bracke in Merelbeke591 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!!471 viewsMerelbeke 1977Mar 26, 2014
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!541 viewsMerelbeke 1977Mar 26, 2014
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!481 viewsMerelbeke 1977Mar 26, 2014
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Boerderij in Merelbeke379 viewsMar 23, 2014
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Boerderij in Merelbeke375 viewsMar 23, 2014
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Sky in Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke, 1970s392 viewsMar 23, 2014
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Ducks in our garden at Verlorenbroodstraat 29382 viewsMar 23, 2014
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Merelbeke centruum 1974704 viewsMar 19, 2014
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Merelbeke centruun - Gemeentehuis 1974722 viewsMar 19, 2014
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Boer en ploegpaard1 - Merelbeke farmer 1975567 viewsMar 19, 2014
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975641 viewsMar 19, 2014
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1975 not sure where but not far from Merelbeke671 viewsMar 19, 2014
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975652 viewsMar 19, 2014
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Boer en ploegpaard 2 - Merelbeke farmer 1975704 viewsPlus zoon?Mar 19, 2014
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Michael, near Merelbeke 1975535 viewsMar 19, 2014
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Josh Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke 1975558 viewsMar 19, 2014
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Jonathan, Andrew Michael at Verlorenbroodstraat 29540 viewsMar 15, 2014
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke415 viewsMar 14, 2014
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke405 viewsMar 14, 2014
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke431 viewsMar 14, 2014
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De Schelde at the end of Verlorenbroodstraat 1970s619 viewsMar 14, 2014
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Ringvaart Merelbeke425 viewsMar 14, 2014
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Josh looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29726 viewsTaken with an Agfa Box camera, two exposures.1 commentsMar 14, 2014
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Michael looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29611 viewsTaken with an Agfa box camera, two exposures.Mar 14, 2014
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A view of the nurseries seen from Verlorenbroodstraat433 viewsMar 14, 2014
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The only way to repair a VW... get on your knees and pray!649 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 GITO531 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 Merelbeke444 viewsMar 14, 2014
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke574 viewsMar 14, 2014
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke612 viewsMar 14, 2014
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 by night, by Jonathan Hayles651 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 Verlorenbroodstraat513 viewsMar 14, 2014
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 from a post card859 views2 commentsMar 14, 2014
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Dad leaves for work in his brand new Volkswagen Transporter minibus637 viewsMar 14, 2014
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Sint Niklaas comes to Merelbeke498 viewsOne of the Criel brothers from VerlorenbroodstraatMar 14, 2014
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke505 viewsMar 14, 2014
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GITO Merelbeke, 4e Elektriciteit 1977-78681 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 Verlorenbroodstraat461 viewsA view across the road from our front garden.Mar 13, 2014
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On the roof 617 viewsJonathan and his dad, Eric.Mar 13, 2014
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On the roof507 viewsJonathan, Andrew and Michael on the roof of our 1970s modernist Belgian house.Mar 13, 2014
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Andrew on the roof413 viewsMar 13, 2014
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Josh, Michael and dad, Eric, on the roof507 viewsMar 13, 2014
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Verlorenbroodstraat 29622 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 house492 viewsDad's car, built in 1965. He bought it circa 1970.Mar 13, 2014
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Foundations of 31 Verlorenbrooadstraat623 viewsWilfried de Moor was building a villa. Josh spent many happy days helping out.Mar 13, 2014
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Foundations of Number 31467 viewsMar 13, 2014
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A view of nurseries from a back bedroom of Verlorenbroodstraat 29415 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...614 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 29513 viewsYou can see Marcel Meersschaut's "boxen" in the background.Mar 13, 2014
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The end of Verlorenbroodstraat650 viewsOur short-cut to the Hundelgemsesteenweg.Mar 13, 2014
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View from the roof622 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.627 viewsMar 13, 2014
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Foundations of 31 Verlorenbroodstraat in 1974425 viewsFrom the roof of Number 29Mar 13, 2014
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Foundations of Velorenbroodstraat 31, 1974673 viewsWilfried De Moor, his brother and nephew working on the foundations of Wilfried's villa.Mar 13, 2014
       
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