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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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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 311839 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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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 from a post card1193 views2 comments
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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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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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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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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke857 views
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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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Josh Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke 1975796 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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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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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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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke718 views
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Sint Niklaas comes to Merelbeke700 viewsOne of the Criel brothers from Verlorenbroodstraat
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Josh on roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29681 viewsYou can see Marcel Meersschaut's "boxen" in the background.
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On the roof675 viewsJonathan, Andrew and Michael on the roof of our 1970s modernist Belgian house.
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Josh, Michael and dad, Eric, on the roof672 views
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A view of the nurseries seen from Verlorenbroodstraat655 views
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!652 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Austin 1800 in the drive of our house645 viewsDad's car, built in 1965. He bought it circa 1970.
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Foundations of 31 Verlorenbroodstraat in 1974638 viewsFrom the roof of Number 29
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Winter in Verlorenbroodstraat626 viewsA view across the road from our front garden.
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Sky in Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke, 1970s600 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke599 views
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Ducks in our garden at Verlorenbroodstraat 29594 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke587 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke583 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke576 views
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Boerderij in Merelbeke576 views
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A view of nurseries from a back bedroom of Verlorenbroodstraat 29569 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 roof563 views
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Boerderij in Merelbeke562 views
       
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