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Michael Hayles, Ronny Meersschaut, Hedwig Piens leave for the GITO1981 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 291530 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!1118 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 card1044 views2 comments
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Foundations of Number 31931 views
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Michael looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29871 viewsTaken with an Agfa box camera, two exposures.
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Merelbeke centruun - Gemeentehuis 1974860 views
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The end of Verlorenbroodstraat855 viewsOur short-cut to the Hundelgemsesteenweg.
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Boer en ploegpaard 2 - Merelbeke farmer 1975845 viewsPlus zoon?
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Merelbeke centruum 1974845 views
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Foundations of Velorenbroodstraat 31, 1974842 viewsWilfried De Moor, his brother and nephew working on the foundations of Wilfried's villa.
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GITO Merelbeke, 4e Elektriciteit 1977-78823 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 Merelbeke818 views
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 by night, by Jonathan Hayles805 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 minibus797 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975788 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975780 views
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Verlorenbroodstraat, at the end of the road.775 views
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On the roof 769 viewsJonathan and his dad, Eric.
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke766 views
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View from the roof765 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 Verlorenbrooadstraat763 viewsWilfried de Moor was building a villa. Josh spent many happy days helping out.
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Verlorenbroodstraat 29759 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 1970s755 views
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Andrew on the roof...752 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 Merelbeke744 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 Merelbeke728 views
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Our Merelbeke home starts arriving back in England.....706 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!!664 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Boer en ploegpaard1 - Merelbeke farmer 1975659 views
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Josh Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke 1975658 views
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Jonathan, Andrew Michael at Verlorenbroodstraat 29638 views
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Michael, near Merelbeke 1975635 views
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Michael the giant leans on a neighbour's house in Verlorenbroodstraat632 views
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!624 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke620 views
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Sint Niklaas comes to Merelbeke613 viewsOne of the Criel brothers from Verlorenbroodstraat
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Josh on roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29605 viewsYou can see Marcel Meersschaut's "boxen" in the background.
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On the roof599 viewsJonathan, Andrew and Michael on the roof of our 1970s modernist Belgian house.
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Josh, Michael and dad, Eric, on the roof598 views
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Austin 1800 in the drive of our house569 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!!565 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke563 views
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Winter in Verlorenbroodstraat544 viewsA view across the road from our front garden.
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A view of the nurseries seen from Verlorenbroodstraat537 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke517 views
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Foundations of 31 Verlorenbroodstraat in 1974511 viewsFrom the roof of Number 29
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke505 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke504 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke499 views
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A view of nurseries from a back bedroom of Verlorenbroodstraat 29495 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 roof490 views
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Sky in Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke, 1970s473 views
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Ducks in our garden at Verlorenbroodstraat 29471 views
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Boerderij in Merelbeke463 views
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Boerderij in Merelbeke451 views
       
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