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 Memories of Merelbeke - een randgemeente van Gent

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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 from a post card410 views2 comments
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Merelbeke centruun - Gemeentehuis 1974376 views
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Boer en ploegpaard 2 - Merelbeke farmer 1975329 viewsPlus zoon?
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Merelbeke centruum 1974326 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975311 views
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GITO Merelbeke, 4e Elektriciteit 1977-78294 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 Merelbeke293 views
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Josh looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29291 viewsTaken with an Agfa Box camera, two exposures.1 comments
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Wilfried De Moor auditions for Cirque du Soleil291 views
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Jonathan (aka Josh) Patricia Meersschaut and Ronny Meersscaut, pop sterren289 views1 comments
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Boer en ploegpaard1 - Merelbeke farmer 1975287 views
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De Kouter Gent 1975278 views
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Eric Hayles and sons 1975277 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975274 views
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Josh Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke 1975271 views
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Eric and Maureen Hayles Wilsonplein Gent 1975269 views
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Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 1978266 views
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Foundations of Velorenbroodstraat 31, 1974264 viewsWilfried De Moor, his brother and nephew working on the foundations of Wilfried's villa.
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 by night, by Jonathan Hayles263 viewsTaken on an Agfa box camera resting on the ground with an exposure of about one minute.
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The end of Verlorenbroodstraat262 viewsOur short-cut to the Hundelgemsesteenweg.
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Wilsonsplein Ghent.261 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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De Kouter Gent 1975261 views
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Dad leaves for work in his brand new Volkswagen Transporter minibus259 views
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Wilsonplein from the Park Hotel, 1974258 views
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Eric Hayles with Family De Moor258 views
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Belgian trams on Wilsonsplein256 viewsA view from the Park Hotel in 1974.
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Michael, near Merelbeke 1975251 views
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Jonathan, Andrew Michael at Verlorenbroodstraat 29249 views
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Verlorenbroodstraat, at the end of the road.247 views
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The only way to repair a VW... get on your knees and pray!245 viewsDad and Michael repair the heat exchangers already on our new Volkswagen Transporter minibus
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With the Meersschaut family242 viewsIn Verlorenbroodstraat, Merelbeke
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Foundations of 31 Verlorenbrooadstraat242 viewsWilfried de Moor was building a villa. Josh spent many happy days helping out.
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View from the roof241 viewsShowing the rear of the Meersschaut's house and one of the garages, or "boxen" that Marcel Meersschaut rented out.
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View from Park Hotel, Wilsonsplein, 1974241 views
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Verlorenbroodstraat 29241 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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Wilsonplein, Ghent236 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Andrew on the roof...236 viewsIn the background, the garage door of the Meerschaut's house. Marcel Meerschaut was a "Bobinage van motoren".
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Michael Hayles, Ronny Meersschaut, Hedwig Piens leave for the GITO236 viewsLeaving for school. Josh is also there, behind Michael. Sadly he can't be seen.
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Neighbours with us in Verlorenbroodstraat 29234 viewsWith her back to us, Patricia Meersschaut, the going clockwise, Stephen Hayles, Hedwig Piens (in cub scout uniform?), Ronny Meersschaut, Maureen Hayles, Andrew Hayles. I think they were giving us Dutch lessons. Frein=brake; tirette=zip enz...
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Josh on roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29234 viewsYou can see Marcel Meersschaut's "boxen" in the background.
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Stephen Hayles and Eric Hayles in Ghent234 viewsThe centre of Ghent / Gent in 1974.
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke234 views
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De Schelde at the end of Verlorenbroodstraat 1970s234 views
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On the roof 233 viewsJonathan and his dad, Eric.
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Verlorenbroodstraat 31233 views
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Michael looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29232 viewsTaken with an Agfa box camera, two exposures.
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Volksunie afplakker 1974228 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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British Week in Gent, 1974... British "coppers" join the parade.227 views
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A typical street in Ghent.226 viewsAnyone know which street?
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Michael the giant leans on a neighbour's house in Verlorenbroodstraat225 views
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Volvo colleague Dennis Kinchen in Lourdes222 viewsDad and Dennis visited Lourdes, near Oostakker, in 1974 just to see why everyone else was heading there.
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Josh, Michael and dad, Eric, on the roof222 views
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On the roof221 viewsJonathan, Andrew and Michael on the roof of our 1970s modernist Belgian house.
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Sint Niklaas comes to Merelbeke219 viewsOne of the Criel brothers from Verlorenbroodstraat
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Skating on ice on a small brook next to the Watersportsbaan in Ghent.219 viewsThe Hayles brothers, December 19751 comments
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke218 views
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Wilsonplein, Ghent217 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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British Week in Ghent 1974214 viewsScots pipers on parade.
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Volvo colleagues in Ghent214 viewsDad (on the right) with a colleague from Volvo Europa.
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Austin 1800 in the drive of our house214 viewsDad's car, built in 1965. He bought it circa 1970.
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