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 Memories of Merelbeke - een randgemeente van Gent

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Michael Hayles, Ronny Meersschaut, Hedwig Piens leave for the GITO4865 viewsLeaving for school. Josh is also there, behind Michael. Sadly he can't be seen.
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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 4/43901 views
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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 3/43766 views
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Visit to The Atomium Brussels 19752202 views
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Visit to The Atomium Brussels 19752046 viewsMichael Hayles and Maureen Hayles
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Centre of Ghent (or Gent) 1974 olr 19752044 views
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Josh looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 292021 viewsTaken with an Agfa Box camera, two exposures.1 comments
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Foundations of Number 311838 views
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The only way to repair a VW... get on your knees and pray!1745 viewsDad and Michael repair the heat exchangers already on our new Volkswagen Transporter minibus
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Michael looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 291458 viewsTaken with an Agfa box camera, two exposures.
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Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 19781222 views
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 from a post card1193 views2 comments
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Pienske at work1188 viewsReuben Piens helps his father Eric with some building work. Maybe Hedwig, MUCH too small to be Phillipe.
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The end of Verlorenbroodstraat1094 viewsOur short-cut to the Hundelgemsesteenweg.
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Dad leaves for work in his brand new Volkswagen Transporter minibus1089 views
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Foundations of Velorenbroodstraat 31, 19741036 viewsWilfried De Moor, his brother and nephew working on the foundations of Wilfried's villa.
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Skating on ice on a small brook next to the Watersportsbaan in Ghent.989 viewsThe Hayles brothers, December 19751 comments
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1975 not sure where but not far from Merelbeke977 views
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Merelbeke centruun - Gemeentehuis 1974976 views
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Boer en ploegpaard 2 - Merelbeke farmer 1975961 viewsPlus zoon?
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Merelbeke centruum 1974960 views
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GITO Merelbeke, 4e Elektriciteit 1977-78949 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 31 Verlorenbrooadstraat928 viewsWilfried de Moor was building a villa. Josh spent many happy days helping out.
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 by night, by Jonathan Hayles924 viewsTaken on an Agfa box camera resting on the ground with an exposure of about one minute.
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On the roof 905 viewsJonathan and his dad, Eric.
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975905 views
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Verlorenbroodstraat, at the end of the road.893 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975893 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke890 views
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View from the roof883 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 29874 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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Jonathan (aka Josh) Patricia Meersschaut and Ronny Meersscaut, pop sterren872 views1 comments
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De Schelde at the end of Verlorenbroodstraat 1970s872 views
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Photo developers A Bracke in Merelbeke869 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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Andrew on the roof...868 viewsIn the background, the garage door of the Meerschaut's house. Marcel Meerschaut was a "Bobinage van motoren".
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Wilsonsplein Ghent.861 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke857 views
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A typical street in Ghent.835 viewsAnyone know which street?
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Volksunie afplakker 1974832 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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Our Merelbeke home starts arriving back in England.....831 views.... on the roof of dad's VW Transporter minibus.
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Ghent by night by Eric Hayles828 viewsEarly 1980s
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Wilfried and Lydiane De Moor with Eric Hayles on a tall ship in Ghent815 views
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Wilsonplein, Ghent810 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 Moor809 views
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Josh Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke 1975796 views
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Wilfried De Moor auditions for Cirque du Soleil795 views
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Jonathan, Andrew Michael at Verlorenbroodstraat 29778 views
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Michael, near Merelbeke 1975775 views
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Wilsonplein, Ghent774 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Eric and Maureen Hayles Wilsonplein Gent 1975764 views
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!764 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Michael the giant leans on a neighbour's house in Verlorenbroodstraat755 views
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Cousins from England and Phillip, Hedwig and Reuben Piens and Ronny Meersschaut in dad's VW minibus751 viewsI think this is the only picture we have showing Phillip Piens
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Wembley English pub in Ghent750 viewsAfplakker van de Wembley "English pub" in Gent.
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!750 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke749 views
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Boer en ploegpaard1 - Merelbeke farmer 1975745 views
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De Kouter Gent 1975743 views
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Ghent 1979740 views
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With the Meersschaut family730 viewsIn Verlorenbroodstraat, Merelbeke
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