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 Memories of Merelbeke - een randgemeente van Gent

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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 4/43087 views
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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 3/43008 views
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Visit to The Atomium Brussels 19752061 views
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Visit to The Atomium Brussels 19751956 viewsMichael Hayles and Maureen Hayles
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 from a post card910 views2 comments
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Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 1978786 views
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Josh looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29775 viewsTaken with an Agfa Box camera, two exposures.1 comments
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Merelbeke centruun - Gemeentehuis 1974762 views
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Boer en ploegpaard 2 - Merelbeke farmer 1975744 viewsPlus zoon?
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Merelbeke centruum 1974744 views
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Skating on ice on a small brook next to the Watersportsbaan in Ghent.735 viewsThe Hayles brothers, December 19751 comments
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GITO Merelbeke, 4e Elektriciteit 1977-78724 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.

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Foundations of Velorenbroodstraat 31, 1974717 viewsWilfried De Moor, his brother and nephew working on the foundations of Wilfried's villa.
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1975 not sure where but not far from Merelbeke714 views
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 by night, by Jonathan Hayles692 viewsTaken on an Agfa box camera resting on the ground with an exposure of about one minute.
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975691 views
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The only way to repair a VW... get on your knees and pray!690 viewsDad and Michael repair the heat exchangers already on our new Volkswagen Transporter minibus
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The end of Verlorenbroodstraat689 viewsOur short-cut to the Hundelgemsesteenweg.
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975681 views
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Jonathan (aka Josh) Patricia Meersschaut and Ronny Meersscaut, pop sterren676 views1 comments
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Dad leaves for work in his brand new Volkswagen Transporter minibus676 views
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Verlorenbroodstraat, at the end of the road.666 views
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Foundations of 31 Verlorenbrooadstraat662 viewsWilfried de Moor was building a villa. Josh spent many happy days helping out.
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View from the roof661 viewsShowing the rear of the Meersschaut's house and one of the garages, or "boxen" that Marcel Meersschaut rented out.
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Verlorenbroodstraat 29661 viewsFrom the rear. In the foreground, a cement mixer on the building site of 31, Verlorenbroodstraat where Wilfried de Moor was building a villa.
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De Schelde at the end of Verlorenbroodstraat 1970s660 views
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On the roof 658 viewsJonathan and his dad, Eric.
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Andrew on the roof...654 viewsIn the background, the garage door of the Meerschaut's house. Marcel Meerschaut was a "Bobinage van motoren".
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke653 views
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Michael looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29652 viewsTaken with an Agfa box camera, two exposures.
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Photo developers A Bracke in Merelbeke638 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.
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Wilsonsplein Ghent.630 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Wilfried and Lydiane De Moor with Eric Hayles on a tall ship in Ghent625 views
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Wilfried De Moor auditions for Cirque du Soleil617 views
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Eric Hayles with Family De Moor615 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke614 views
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Volksunie afplakker 1974609 viewsSticker from the Flemish nationalist party, Volksunie, in 1974. On the other side was the Lion of Flanders which was scanned and appears on the right hand top corner of these photo albums.
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A typical street in Ghent.598 viewsAnyone know which street?
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Our Merelbeke home starts arriving back in England.....598 views.... on the roof of dad's VW Transporter minibus.
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Boer en ploegpaard1 - Merelbeke farmer 1975596 views
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Josh Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke 1975589 views
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Wilsonplein, Ghent581 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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De Kouter Gent 1975577 views
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!577 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Jonathan, Andrew Michael at Verlorenbroodstraat 29570 views
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Eric Hayles and sons 1975565 views
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Michael, near Merelbeke 1975565 views
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Michael Hayles, Ronny Meersschaut, Hedwig Piens leave for the GITO561 viewsLeaving for school. Josh is also there, behind Michael. Sadly he can't be seen.
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With the Meersschaut family560 viewsIn Verlorenbroodstraat, Merelbeke
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Eric and Maureen Hayles Wilsonplein Gent 1975557 views
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Josh on roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29542 viewsYou can see Marcel Meersschaut's "boxen" in the background.
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Michael the giant leans on a neighbour's house in Verlorenbroodstraat542 views
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Josh, Michael and dad, Eric, on the roof538 views
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On the roof537 viewsJonathan, Andrew and Michael on the roof of our 1970s modernist Belgian house.
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De Kouter Gent 1975537 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke536 views
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Wembley English pub in Ghent532 viewsAfplakker van de Wembley "English pub" in Gent.
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Belgian trams on Wilsonsplein531 viewsA view from the Park Hotel in 1974.
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Sint Niklaas comes to Merelbeke528 viewsOne of the Criel brothers from Verlorenbroodstraat
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Wilsonplein from the Park Hotel, 1974527 views
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