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 Memories of Merelbeke - een randgemeente van Gent

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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 4/42507 views
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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 3/42442 views
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Visit to The Atomium Brussels 19752023 views
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Visit to The Atomium Brussels 19751927 viewsMichael Hayles and Maureen Hayles
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 from a post card846 views2 comments
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Josh looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29711 viewsTaken with an Agfa Box camera, two exposures.1 comments
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Merelbeke centruun - Gemeentehuis 1974711 views
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Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 1978706 views
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Boer en ploegpaard 2 - Merelbeke farmer 1975693 viewsPlus zoon?
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Merelbeke centruum 1974693 views
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GITO Merelbeke, 4e Elektriciteit 1977-78669 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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Skating on ice on a small brook next to the Watersportsbaan in Ghent.666 viewsThe Hayles brothers, December 19751 comments
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Foundations of Velorenbroodstraat 31, 1974662 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 Merelbeke660 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975641 views
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 by night, by Jonathan Hayles640 viewsTaken on an Agfa box camera resting on the ground with an exposure of about one minute.
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The end of Verlorenbroodstraat639 viewsOur short-cut to the Hundelgemsesteenweg.
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The only way to repair a VW... get on your knees and pray!638 viewsDad and Michael repair the heat exchangers already on our new Volkswagen Transporter minibus
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975630 views
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Dad leaves for work in his brand new Volkswagen Transporter minibus626 views
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Jonathan (aka Josh) Patricia Meersschaut and Ronny Meersscaut, pop sterren623 views1 comments
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Verlorenbroodstraat, at the end of the road.616 views
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Foundations of 31 Verlorenbrooadstraat612 viewsWilfried de Moor was building a villa. Josh spent many happy days helping out.
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View from the roof610 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 29610 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 1970s608 views
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On the roof 606 viewsJonathan and his dad, Eric.
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Andrew on the roof...603 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 Merelbeke601 views
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Michael looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29600 viewsTaken with an Agfa box camera, two exposures.
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Photo developers A Bracke in Merelbeke579 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.577 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 Ghent576 views
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Wilfried De Moor auditions for Cirque du Soleil573 views
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Eric Hayles with Family De Moor564 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke563 views
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Boer en ploegpaard1 - Merelbeke farmer 1975559 views
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Volksunie afplakker 1974555 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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Josh Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke 1975550 views
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A typical street in Ghent.547 viewsAnyone know which street?
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Our Merelbeke home starts arriving back in England.....542 views.... on the roof of dad's VW Transporter minibus.
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De Kouter Gent 1975538 views
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Jonathan, Andrew Michael at Verlorenbroodstraat 29532 views
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!532 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Wilsonplein, Ghent528 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Michael, near Merelbeke 1975527 views
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Eric Hayles and sons 1975526 views
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Michael Hayles, Ronny Meersschaut, Hedwig Piens leave for the GITO523 viewsLeaving for school. Josh is also there, behind Michael. Sadly he can't be seen.
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With the Meersschaut family518 viewsIn Verlorenbroodstraat, Merelbeke
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Eric and Maureen Hayles Wilsonplein Gent 1975516 views
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Josh on roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29505 viewsYou can see Marcel Meersschaut's "boxen" in the background.
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Michael the giant leans on a neighbour's house in Verlorenbroodstraat505 views
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Josh, Michael and dad, Eric, on the roof499 views
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On the roof499 viewsJonathan, Andrew and Michael on the roof of our 1970s modernist Belgian house.
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De Kouter Gent 1975498 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke497 views
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Belgian trams on Wilsonsplein492 viewsA view from the Park Hotel in 1974.
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Sint Niklaas comes to Merelbeke490 viewsOne of the Criel brothers from Verlorenbroodstraat
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Wilsonplein from the Park Hotel, 1974489 views
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Austin 1800 in the drive of our house484 viewsDad's car, built in 1965. He bought it circa 1970.
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