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Michael Hayles, Ronny Meersschaut, Hedwig Piens leave for the GITO2580 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 291798 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!1280 viewsDad and Michael repair the heat exchangers already on our new Volkswagen Transporter minibus
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Foundations of Number 311139 views
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 from a post card1074 views2 comments
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Michael looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29910 viewsTaken with an Agfa box camera, two exposures.
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The end of Verlorenbroodstraat899 viewsOur short-cut to the Hundelgemsesteenweg.
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Merelbeke centruun - Gemeentehuis 1974885 views
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Foundations of Velorenbroodstraat 31, 1974871 viewsWilfried De Moor, his brother and nephew working on the foundations of Wilfried's villa.
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Merelbeke centruum 1974870 views
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Boer en ploegpaard 2 - Merelbeke farmer 1975869 viewsPlus zoon?
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Dad leaves for work in his brand new Volkswagen Transporter minibus864 views
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GITO Merelbeke, 4e Elektriciteit 1977-78850 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 Merelbeke842 views
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 by night, by Jonathan Hayles829 viewsTaken on an Agfa box camera resting on the ground with an exposure of about one minute.
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975811 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975803 views
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Verlorenbroodstraat, at the end of the road.799 views
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On the roof 799 viewsJonathan and his dad, Eric.
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke791 views
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View from the roof788 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 Verlorenbrooadstraat787 viewsWilfried de Moor was building a villa. Josh spent many happy days helping out.
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Verlorenbroodstraat 29783 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 1970s779 views
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Andrew on the roof...775 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 Merelbeke770 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 Merelbeke754 views
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Our Merelbeke home starts arriving back in England.....732 views.... on the roof of dad's VW Transporter minibus.
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!684 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Boer en ploegpaard1 - Merelbeke farmer 1975678 views
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Josh Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke 1975677 views
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Michael the giant leans on a neighbour's house in Verlorenbroodstraat676 views
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Jonathan, Andrew Michael at Verlorenbroodstraat 29656 views
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Michael, near Merelbeke 1975653 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke652 views
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!647 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke640 views
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Sint Niklaas comes to Merelbeke631 viewsOne of the Criel brothers from Verlorenbroodstraat
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Josh on roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29622 viewsYou can see Marcel Meersschaut's "boxen" in the background.
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Josh, Michael and dad, Eric, on the roof614 views
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On the roof614 viewsJonathan, Andrew and Michael on the roof of our 1970s modernist Belgian house.
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Austin 1800 in the drive of our house585 viewsDad's car, built in 1965. He bought it circa 1970.
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!583 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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A view of the nurseries seen from Verlorenbroodstraat568 views
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Winter in Verlorenbroodstraat560 viewsA view across the road from our front garden.
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke532 views
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Foundations of 31 Verlorenbroodstraat in 1974526 viewsFrom the roof of Number 29
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke521 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke519 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke516 views
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A view of nurseries from a back bedroom of Verlorenbroodstraat 29512 viewsBy the late 1990s this scene looked very different, with a new housing estate standing where the nurseries were.
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Andrew on the roof505 views
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Sky in Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke, 1970s489 views
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Ducks in our garden at Verlorenbroodstraat 29486 views
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Boerderij in Merelbeke477 views
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Boerderij in Merelbeke465 views
       
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