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 Memories of Merelbeke - een randgemeente van Gent

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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 4/43211 views
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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 3/43107 views
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Visit to The Atomium Brussels 19752110 views
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Visit to The Atomium Brussels 19751978 viewsMichael Hayles and Maureen Hayles
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 from a post card995 views2 comments
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Josh looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29857 viewsTaken with an Agfa Box camera, two exposures.1 comments
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Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 1978855 views
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Merelbeke centruun - Gemeentehuis 1974831 views
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Merelbeke centruum 1974816 views
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Boer en ploegpaard 2 - Merelbeke farmer 1975814 viewsPlus zoon?
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Skating on ice on a small brook next to the Watersportsbaan in Ghent.797 viewsThe Hayles brothers, December 19751 comments
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Foundations of Velorenbroodstraat 31, 1974795 viewsWilfried De Moor, his brother and nephew working on the foundations of Wilfried's villa.
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GITO Merelbeke, 4e Elektriciteit 1977-78790 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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The only way to repair a VW... get on your knees and pray!788 viewsDad and Michael repair the heat exchangers already on our new Volkswagen Transporter minibus
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1975 not sure where but not far from Merelbeke786 views
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The end of Verlorenbroodstraat767 viewsOur short-cut to the Hundelgemsesteenweg.
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 by night, by Jonathan Hayles765 viewsTaken on an Agfa box camera resting on the ground with an exposure of about one minute.
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975760 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975750 views
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Dad leaves for work in his brand new Volkswagen Transporter minibus749 views
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Verlorenbroodstraat, at the end of the road.737 views
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Jonathan (aka Josh) Patricia Meersschaut and Ronny Meersscaut, pop sterren735 views1 comments
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View from the roof732 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 Verlorenbrooadstraat732 viewsWilfried de Moor was building a villa. Josh spent many happy days helping out.
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Verlorenbroodstraat 29730 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 1970s727 views
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On the roof 724 viewsJonathan and his dad, Eric.
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Andrew on the roof...723 viewsIn the background, the garage door of the Meerschaut's house. Marcel Meerschaut was a "Bobinage van motoren".
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Michael looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29723 viewsTaken with an Agfa box camera, two exposures.
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke722 views
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Photo developers A Bracke in Merelbeke711 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 Merelbeke681 views
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Wilsonsplein Ghent.680 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Michael Hayles, Ronny Meersschaut, Hedwig Piens leave for the GITO680 viewsLeaving for school. Josh is also there, behind Michael. Sadly he can't be seen.
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Wilfried and Lydiane De Moor with Eric Hayles on a tall ship in Ghent675 views
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Our Merelbeke home starts arriving back in England.....673 views.... on the roof of dad's VW Transporter minibus.
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Eric Hayles with Family De Moor667 views
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Wilfried De Moor auditions for Cirque du Soleil665 views
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Volksunie afplakker 1974664 viewsSticker from the Flemish nationalist party, Volksunie, in 1974. On the other side was the Lion of Flanders which was scanned and appears on the right hand top corner of these photo albums.
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A typical street in Ghent.653 viewsAnyone know which street?
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Boer en ploegpaard1 - Merelbeke farmer 1975636 views
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Wilsonplein, Ghent634 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Josh Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke 1975633 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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Jonathan, Andrew Michael at Verlorenbroodstraat 29613 views
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With the Meersschaut family610 viewsIn Verlorenbroodstraat, Merelbeke
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Michael, near Merelbeke 1975610 views
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De Kouter Gent 1975606 views
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Michael the giant leans on a neighbour's house in Verlorenbroodstraat591 views
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Eric Hayles and sons 1975591 views
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Wembley English pub in Ghent586 viewsAfplakker van de Wembley "English pub" in Gent.
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Eric and Maureen Hayles Wilsonplein Gent 1975586 views
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Josh on roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29583 viewsYou can see Marcel Meersschaut's "boxen" in the background.
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!581 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke579 views
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Josh, Michael and dad, Eric, on the roof578 views
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On the roof575 viewsJonathan, Andrew and Michael on the roof of our 1970s modernist Belgian house.
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Sint Niklaas comes to Merelbeke571 viewsOne of the Criel brothers from Verlorenbroodstraat
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Ghent by night by Eric Hayles570 viewsEarly 1980s
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De Kouter Gent 1975569 views
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