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Michael Hayles, Ronny Meersschaut, Hedwig Piens leave for the GITO4898 viewsLeaving for school. Josh is also there, behind Michael. Sadly he can't be seen.
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Foundations of Number 312311 views
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The only way to repair a VW... get on your knees and pray!2202 viewsDad and Michael repair the heat exchangers already on our new Volkswagen Transporter minibus
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Josh looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 292080 viewsTaken with an Agfa Box camera, two exposures.1 comments
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Michael looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 291500 viewsTaken with an Agfa box camera, two exposures.
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 from a post card1244 views2 comments
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The end of Verlorenbroodstraat1145 viewsOur short-cut to the Hundelgemsesteenweg.
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Dad leaves for work in his brand new Volkswagen Transporter minibus1132 views
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Foundations of Velorenbroodstraat 31, 19741112 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 Merelbeke1047 views
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Merelbeke centruun - Gemeentehuis 19741013 views
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Merelbeke centruum 19741000 views
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Foundations of 31 Verlorenbrooadstraat998 viewsWilfried de Moor was building a villa. Josh spent many happy days helping out.
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Boer en ploegpaard 2 - Merelbeke farmer 1975998 viewsPlus zoon?
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GITO Merelbeke, 4e Elektriciteit 1977-78991 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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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 by night, by Jonathan Hayles962 viewsTaken on an Agfa box camera resting on the ground with an exposure of about one minute.
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On the roof 945 viewsJonathan and his dad, Eric.
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975945 views
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Verlorenbroodstraat, at the end of the road.934 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke931 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975931 views
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View from the roof920 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 29917 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 1970s911 views
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Photo developers A Bracke in Merelbeke911 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...907 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 Merelbeke897 views
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Our Merelbeke home starts arriving back in England.....874 views.... on the roof of dad's VW Transporter minibus.
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Josh Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke 1975854 views
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Jonathan, Andrew Michael at Verlorenbroodstraat 29839 views
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Michael, near Merelbeke 1975835 views
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!797 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!794 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Michael the giant leans on a neighbour's house in Verlorenbroodstraat790 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke783 views
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Boer en ploegpaard1 - Merelbeke farmer 1975773 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke750 views
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Sint Niklaas comes to Merelbeke731 viewsOne of the Criel brothers from Verlorenbroodstraat
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Josh on roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29709 viewsYou can see Marcel Meersschaut's "boxen" in the background.
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On the roof703 viewsJonathan, Andrew and Michael on the roof of our 1970s modernist Belgian house.
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Josh, Michael and dad, Eric, on the roof699 views
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Foundations of 31 Verlorenbroodstraat in 1974697 viewsFrom the roof of Number 29
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A view of the nurseries seen from Verlorenbroodstraat687 views
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!684 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Austin 1800 in the drive of our house672 viewsDad's car, built in 1965. He bought it circa 1970.
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Ducks in our garden at Verlorenbroodstraat 29657 views
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Sky in Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke, 1970s657 views
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Winter in Verlorenbroodstraat653 viewsA view across the road from our front garden.
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Boerderij in Merelbeke634 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke628 views
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Boerderij in Merelbeke621 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke617 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke613 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke604 views
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A view of nurseries from a back bedroom of Verlorenbroodstraat 29596 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 roof590 views
       
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