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 Memories of Merelbeke - een randgemeente van Gent

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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 4/42879 views
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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 3/42807 views
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Visit to The Atomium Brussels 19752047 views
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Visit to The Atomium Brussels 19751944 viewsMichael Hayles and Maureen Hayles
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 from a post card883 views2 comments
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Josh looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29747 viewsTaken with an Agfa Box camera, two exposures.1 comments
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Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 1978747 views
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Merelbeke centruun - Gemeentehuis 1974738 views
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Boer en ploegpaard 2 - Merelbeke farmer 1975722 viewsPlus zoon?
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Merelbeke centruum 1974722 views
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Skating on ice on a small brook next to the Watersportsbaan in Ghent.705 viewsThe Hayles brothers, December 19751 comments
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GITO Merelbeke, 4e Elektriciteit 1977-78699 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 Velorenbroodstraat 31, 1974694 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 Merelbeke691 views
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 by night, by Jonathan Hayles668 viewsTaken on an Agfa box camera resting on the ground with an exposure of about one minute.
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975668 views
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The end of Verlorenbroodstraat667 viewsOur short-cut to the Hundelgemsesteenweg.
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The only way to repair a VW... get on your knees and pray!666 viewsDad and Michael repair the heat exchangers already on our new Volkswagen Transporter minibus
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975659 views
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Dad leaves for work in his brand new Volkswagen Transporter minibus654 views
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Jonathan (aka Josh) Patricia Meersschaut and Ronny Meersscaut, pop sterren650 views1 comments
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Verlorenbroodstraat, at the end of the road.644 views
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Foundations of 31 Verlorenbrooadstraat640 viewsWilfried de Moor was building a villa. Josh spent many happy days helping out.
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View from the roof639 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 29639 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 1970s637 views
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On the roof 634 viewsJonathan and his dad, Eric.
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Andrew on the roof...631 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 Merelbeke630 views
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Michael looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29629 viewsTaken with an Agfa box camera, two exposures.
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Photo developers A Bracke in Merelbeke613 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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Wilsonsplein Ghent.606 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Wilfried and Lydiane De Moor with Eric Hayles on a tall ship in Ghent605 views
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Wilfried De Moor auditions for Cirque du Soleil595 views
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Eric Hayles with Family De Moor593 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke592 views
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Volksunie afplakker 1974586 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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Boer en ploegpaard1 - Merelbeke farmer 1975580 views
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A typical street in Ghent.576 viewsAnyone know which street?
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Our Merelbeke home starts arriving back in England.....574 views.... on the roof of dad's VW Transporter minibus.
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Josh Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke 1975571 views
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De Kouter Gent 1975561 views
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Wilsonplein, Ghent559 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!558 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Jonathan, Andrew Michael at Verlorenbroodstraat 29553 views
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Eric Hayles and sons 1975549 views
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Michael, near Merelbeke 1975548 views
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Michael Hayles, Ronny Meersschaut, Hedwig Piens leave for the GITO545 viewsLeaving for school. Josh is also there, behind Michael. Sadly he can't be seen.
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With the Meersschaut family543 viewsIn Verlorenbroodstraat, Merelbeke
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Eric and Maureen Hayles Wilsonplein Gent 1975540 views
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Josh on roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29526 viewsYou can see Marcel Meersschaut's "boxen" in the background.
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Michael the giant leans on a neighbour's house in Verlorenbroodstraat526 views
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De Kouter Gent 1975521 views
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Josh, Michael and dad, Eric, on the roof520 views
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On the roof520 viewsJonathan, Andrew and Michael on the roof of our 1970s modernist Belgian house.
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke519 views
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Belgian trams on Wilsonsplein514 viewsA view from the Park Hotel in 1974.
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Sint Niklaas comes to Merelbeke512 viewsOne of the Criel brothers from Verlorenbroodstraat
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Wilsonplein from the Park Hotel, 1974511 views
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Wembley English pub in Ghent510 viewsAfplakker van de Wembley "English pub" in Gent.
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