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 Memories of Merelbeke - een randgemeente van Gent

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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 4/43350 views
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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 3/43242 views
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Visit to The Atomium Brussels 19752129 views
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Visit to The Atomium Brussels 19751992 viewsMichael Hayles and Maureen Hayles
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Michael Hayles, Ronny Meersschaut, Hedwig Piens leave for the GITO1631 viewsLeaving for school. Josh is also there, behind Michael. Sadly he can't be seen.
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Josh looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 291334 viewsTaken with an Agfa Box camera, two exposures.1 comments
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The only way to repair a VW... get on your knees and pray!1048 viewsDad and Michael repair the heat exchangers already on our new Volkswagen Transporter minibus
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 from a post card1035 views2 comments
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Centre of Ghent (or Gent) 1974 olr 1975972 views
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Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 1978935 views
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Merelbeke centruun - Gemeentehuis 1974858 views
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Michael looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29857 viewsTaken with an Agfa box camera, two exposures.
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The end of Verlorenbroodstraat844 viewsOur short-cut to the Hundelgemsesteenweg.
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Boer en ploegpaard 2 - Merelbeke farmer 1975843 viewsPlus zoon?
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Merelbeke centruum 1974843 views
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Foundations of Velorenbroodstraat 31, 1974839 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.834 viewsThe Hayles brothers, December 19751 comments
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GITO Merelbeke, 4e Elektriciteit 1977-78822 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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1975 not sure where but not far from Merelbeke816 views
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Foundations of Number 31804 views
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 by night, by Jonathan Hayles798 viewsTaken on an Agfa box camera resting on the ground with an exposure of about one minute.
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Dad leaves for work in his brand new Volkswagen Transporter minibus786 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975786 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975778 views
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Verlorenbroodstraat, at the end of the road.772 views
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Jonathan (aka Josh) Patricia Meersschaut and Ronny Meersscaut, pop sterren762 views1 comments
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View from the roof762 viewsShowing the rear of the Meersschaut's house and one of the garages, or "boxen" that Marcel Meersschaut rented out.
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Foundations of 31 Verlorenbrooadstraat761 viewsWilfried de Moor was building a villa. Josh spent many happy days helping out.
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On the roof 760 viewsJonathan and his dad, Eric.
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Verlorenbroodstraat 29757 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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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke756 views
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De Schelde at the end of Verlorenbroodstraat 1970s753 views
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Andrew on the roof...750 viewsIn the background, the garage door of the Meerschaut's house. Marcel Meerschaut was a "Bobinage van motoren".
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Photo developers A Bracke in Merelbeke742 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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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke716 views
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Wilsonsplein Ghent.711 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 Ghent704 views
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Our Merelbeke home starts arriving back in England.....704 views.... on the roof of dad's VW Transporter minibus.
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Volksunie afplakker 1974703 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.695 viewsAnyone know which street?
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Eric Hayles with Family De Moor693 views
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Wilfried De Moor auditions for Cirque du Soleil689 views
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Wilsonplein, Ghent666 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!658 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Boer en ploegpaard1 - Merelbeke farmer 1975657 views
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Josh Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke 1975655 views
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Jonathan, Andrew Michael at Verlorenbroodstraat 29635 views
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De Kouter Gent 1975635 views
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Eric and Maureen Hayles Wilsonplein Gent 1975633 views
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Michael, near Merelbeke 1975633 views
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With the Meersschaut family632 viewsIn Verlorenbroodstraat, Merelbeke
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Wembley English pub in Ghent625 viewsAfplakker van de Wembley "English pub" in Gent.
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Michael the giant leans on a neighbour's house in Verlorenbroodstraat622 views
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Eric Hayles and sons 1975620 views
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!619 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke608 views
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Josh on roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29603 viewsYou can see Marcel Meersschaut's "boxen" in the background.
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Ghent by night by Eric Hayles602 viewsEarly 1980s
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Sint Niklaas comes to Merelbeke600 viewsOne of the Criel brothers from Verlorenbroodstraat
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Josh, Michael and dad, Eric, on the roof597 views
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