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 Memories of Merelbeke - een randgemeente van Gent

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Foundations of Number 316330 views
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Michael Hayles, Ronny Meersschaut, Hedwig Piens leave for the GITO5079 viewsLeaving for school. Josh is also there, behind Michael. Sadly he can't be seen.
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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 4/44285 views
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The only way to repair a VW... get on your knees and pray!4120 viewsDad and Michael repair the heat exchangers already on our new Volkswagen Transporter minibus
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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 3/44102 views
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Josh looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 292415 viewsTaken with an Agfa Box camera, two exposures.1 comments
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Centre of Ghent (or Gent) 1974 olr 19752314 views
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Visit to The Atomium Brussels 19752312 views
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Visit to The Atomium Brussels 19752133 viewsMichael Hayles and Maureen Hayles
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Michael looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 291697 viewsTaken with an Agfa box camera, two exposures.
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Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 19781469 views
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 from a post card1417 views2 comments
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Park Hotel, Wilsonplein, Gent1389 viewsClose up of the sketch of the Park Hotel from headed notepaper available in the rooms.
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Foundations of Velorenbroodstraat 31, 19741324 viewsWilfried De Moor, his brother and nephew working on the foundations of Wilfried's villa.
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Pienske at work1304 viewsReuben Piens helps his father Eric with some building work. Maybe Hedwig, MUCH too small to be Phillipe.
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Cousins from England and Phillip, Hedwig and Reuben Piens and Ronny Meersschaut in dad's VW minibus1299 viewsI think this is the only picture we have showing Phillip Piens
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The end of Verlorenbroodstraat1287 viewsOur short-cut to the Hundelgemsesteenweg.
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Dad leaves for work in his brand new Volkswagen Transporter minibus1264 views
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1975 not sure where but not far from Merelbeke1251 views
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Foundations of 31 Verlorenbrooadstraat1217 viewsWilfried de Moor was building a villa. Josh spent many happy days helping out.
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Skating on ice on a small brook next to the Watersportsbaan in Ghent.1166 viewsThe Hayles brothers, December 19751 comments
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A view of the nurseries seen from Verlorenbroodstraat1153 views
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Merelbeke centruun - Gemeentehuis 19741138 views
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Merelbeke centruum 19741127 views
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GITO Merelbeke, 4e Elektriciteit 1977-781126 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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Boer en ploegpaard 2 - Merelbeke farmer 19751126 viewsPlus zoon?
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 by night, by Jonathan Hayles1103 viewsTaken on an Agfa box camera resting on the ground with an exposure of about one minute.
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On the roof 1088 viewsJonathan and his dad, Eric.
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke1075 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 19751067 views
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Verlorenbroodstraat, at the end of the road.1060 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 19751059 views
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Photo developers A Bracke in Merelbeke1050 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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Verlorenbroodstraat 291045 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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View from the roof1043 viewsShowing the rear of the Meersschaut's house and one of the garages, or "boxen" that Marcel Meersschaut rented out.
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De Schelde at the end of Verlorenbroodstraat 1970s1041 views
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Andrew on the roof...1037 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 Merelbeke1034 views
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Josh Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke 19751033 views
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Jonathan, Andrew Michael at Verlorenbroodstraat 291022 views
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Michael, near Merelbeke 19751019 views
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Jonathan (aka Josh) Patricia Meersschaut and Ronny Meersscaut, pop sterren1012 views1 comments
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Our Merelbeke home starts arriving back in England.....1009 views.... on the roof of dad's VW Transporter minibus.
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Wilsonsplein Ghent.999 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Volksunie afplakker 1974972 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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Ghent by night by Eric Hayles968 viewsEarly 1980s
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A typical street in Ghent.967 viewsAnyone know which street?
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Wilfried and Lydiane De Moor with Eric Hayles on a tall ship in Ghent955 views
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Wilsonplein, Ghent947 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Eric Hayles with Family De Moor945 views
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Wilfried De Moor auditions for Cirque du Soleil929 views
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!929 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Wilfried at his mother's in Moortsele918 views
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!916 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke902 views
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Michael the giant leans on a neighbour's house in Verlorenbroodstraat898 views
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Foundations of 31 Verlorenbroodstraat in 1974889 viewsFrom the roof of Number 29
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Wembley English pub in Ghent885 viewsAfplakker van de Wembley "English pub" in Gent.
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Eric and Maureen Hayles Wilsonplein Gent 1975877 views
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