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Foundations of Number 316330 views
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Michael Hayles, Ronny Meersschaut, Hedwig Piens leave for the GITO5079 viewsLeaving for school. Josh is also there, behind Michael. Sadly he can't be seen.
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The only way to repair a VW... get on your knees and pray!4120 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 292415 viewsTaken with an Agfa Box camera, two exposures.1 comments
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Michael looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 291697 viewsTaken with an Agfa box camera, two exposures.
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 from a post card1417 views2 comments
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Foundations of Velorenbroodstraat 31, 19741324 viewsWilfried De Moor, his brother and nephew working on the foundations of Wilfried's villa.
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The end of Verlorenbroodstraat1287 viewsOur short-cut to the Hundelgemsesteenweg.
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Dad leaves for work in his brand new Volkswagen Transporter minibus1264 views
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1975 not sure where but not far from Merelbeke1251 views
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Foundations of 31 Verlorenbrooadstraat1217 viewsWilfried de Moor was building a villa. Josh spent many happy days helping out.
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A view of the nurseries seen from Verlorenbroodstraat1153 views
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Merelbeke centruun - Gemeentehuis 19741138 views
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Merelbeke centruum 19741127 views
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GITO Merelbeke, 4e Elektriciteit 1977-781126 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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Boer en ploegpaard 2 - Merelbeke farmer 19751126 viewsPlus zoon?
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 by night, by Jonathan Hayles1103 viewsTaken on an Agfa box camera resting on the ground with an exposure of about one minute.
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On the roof 1088 viewsJonathan and his dad, Eric.
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke1075 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 19751067 views
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Verlorenbroodstraat, at the end of the road.1060 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 19751059 views
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Photo developers A Bracke in Merelbeke1050 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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Verlorenbroodstraat 291045 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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View from the roof1043 viewsShowing the rear of the Meersschaut's house and one of the garages, or "boxen" that Marcel Meersschaut rented out.
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De Schelde at the end of Verlorenbroodstraat 1970s1041 views
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Andrew on the roof...1037 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 Merelbeke1034 views
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Josh Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke 19751033 views
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Jonathan, Andrew Michael at Verlorenbroodstraat 291022 views
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Michael, near Merelbeke 19751019 views
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Our Merelbeke home starts arriving back in England.....1009 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!!929 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!916 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke902 views
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Michael the giant leans on a neighbour's house in Verlorenbroodstraat898 views
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Foundations of 31 Verlorenbroodstraat in 1974889 viewsFrom the roof of Number 29
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Boer en ploegpaard1 - Merelbeke farmer 1975869 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke860 views
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Ducks in our garden at Verlorenbroodstraat 29828 views
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Sky in Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke, 1970s827 views
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Sint Niklaas comes to Merelbeke826 viewsOne of the Criel brothers from Verlorenbroodstraat
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Josh on roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29803 viewsYou can see Marcel Meersschaut's "boxen" in the background.
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On the roof798 viewsJonathan, Andrew and Michael on the roof of our 1970s modernist Belgian house.
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Boerderij in Merelbeke798 views
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Josh, Michael and dad, Eric, on the roof791 views
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Boerderij in Merelbeke789 views
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!788 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Austin 1800 in the drive of our house765 viewsDad's car, built in 1965. He bought it circa 1970.
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Winter in Verlorenbroodstraat751 viewsA view across the road from our front garden.
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke725 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke713 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke704 views
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Andrew on the roof702 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke699 views
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A view of nurseries from a back bedroom of Verlorenbroodstraat 29694 viewsBy the late 1990s this scene looked very different, with a new housing estate standing where the nurseries were.
       
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