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 Memories of Merelbeke - een randgemeente van Gent

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Visit to The Atomium Brussels 19751953 views
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Visit to The Atomium Brussels 19751876 viewsMichael Hayles and Maureen Hayles
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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 4/41321 views
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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 3/41273 views
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 from a post card733 views2 comments
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Merelbeke centruun - Gemeentehuis 1974640 views
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Merelbeke centruum 1974615 views
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Boer en ploegpaard 2 - Merelbeke farmer 1975614 viewsPlus zoon?
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Josh looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29604 viewsTaken with an Agfa Box camera, two exposures.1 comments
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Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 1978593 views
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GITO Merelbeke, 4e Elektriciteit 1977-78586 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 Merelbeke580 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975570 views
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Foundations of Velorenbroodstraat 31, 1974568 viewsWilfried De Moor, his brother and nephew working on the foundations of Wilfried's villa.
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The end of Verlorenbroodstraat559 viewsOur short-cut to the Hundelgemsesteenweg.
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 by night, by Jonathan Hayles553 viewsTaken on an Agfa box camera resting on the ground with an exposure of about one minute.
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The only way to repair a VW... get on your knees and pray!552 viewsDad and Michael repair the heat exchangers already on our new Volkswagen Transporter minibus
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975552 views
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Skating on ice on a small brook next to the Watersportsbaan in Ghent.552 viewsThe Hayles brothers, December 19751 comments
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Dad leaves for work in his brand new Volkswagen Transporter minibus542 views
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Verlorenbroodstraat, at the end of the road.537 views
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Jonathan (aka Josh) Patricia Meersschaut and Ronny Meersscaut, pop sterren536 views1 comments
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Verlorenbroodstraat 29529 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 roof528 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 Verlorenbrooadstraat528 viewsWilfried de Moor was building a villa. Josh spent many happy days helping out.
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Andrew on the roof...525 viewsIn the background, the garage door of the Meerschaut's house. Marcel Meerschaut was a "Bobinage van motoren".
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On the roof 525 viewsJonathan and his dad, Eric.
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De Schelde at the end of Verlorenbroodstraat 1970s525 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke519 views
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Michael looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29516 viewsTaken with an Agfa box camera, two exposures.
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Wilfried De Moor auditions for Cirque du Soleil503 views
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Boer en ploegpaard1 - Merelbeke farmer 1975502 views
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Wilfried and Lydiane De Moor with Eric Hayles on a tall ship in Ghent499 views
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Wilsonsplein Ghent.496 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Josh Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke 1975489 views
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Photo developers A Bracke in Merelbeke486 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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Eric Hayles with Family De Moor485 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke482 views
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Jonathan, Andrew Michael at Verlorenbroodstraat 29468 views
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Michael, near Merelbeke 1975466 views
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Volksunie afplakker 1974462 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.460 viewsAnyone know which street?
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Michael Hayles, Ronny Meersschaut, Hedwig Piens leave for the GITO455 viewsLeaving for school. Josh is also there, behind Michael. Sadly he can't be seen.
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!453 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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De Kouter Gent 1975452 views
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Our Merelbeke home starts arriving back in England.....451 views.... on the roof of dad's VW Transporter minibus.
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With the Meersschaut family450 viewsIn Verlorenbroodstraat, Merelbeke
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Eric Hayles and sons 1975450 views
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Wilsonplein, Ghent449 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Josh on roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29446 viewsYou can see Marcel Meersschaut's "boxen" in the background.
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Eric and Maureen Hayles Wilsonplein Gent 1975443 views
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Josh, Michael and dad, Eric, on the roof438 views
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On the roof437 viewsJonathan, Andrew and Michael on the roof of our 1970s modernist Belgian house.
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Michael the giant leans on a neighbour's house in Verlorenbroodstraat437 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke430 views
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Belgian trams on Wilsonsplein429 viewsA view from the Park Hotel in 1974.
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Wilsonplein from the Park Hotel, 1974427 views
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Sint Niklaas comes to Merelbeke427 viewsOne of the Criel brothers from Verlorenbroodstraat
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Austin 1800 in the drive of our house424 viewsDad's car, built in 1965. He bought it circa 1970.
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De Kouter Gent 1975424 views
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