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 Memories of Merelbeke - een randgemeente van Gent

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Michael Hayles, Ronny Meersschaut, Hedwig Piens leave for the GITO3850 viewsLeaving for school. Josh is also there, behind Michael. Sadly he can't be seen.
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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 4/43756 views
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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 3/43631 views
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Visit to The Atomium Brussels 19752172 views
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Visit to The Atomium Brussels 19752024 viewsMichael Hayles and Maureen Hayles
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Josh looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 291958 viewsTaken with an Agfa Box camera, two exposures.1 comments
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Centre of Ghent (or Gent) 1974 olr 19751856 views
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The only way to repair a VW... get on your knees and pray!1546 viewsDad and Michael repair the heat exchangers already on our new Volkswagen Transporter minibus
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Foundations of Number 311501 views
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 from a post card1133 views2 comments
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Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 19781110 views
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Michael looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 291067 viewsTaken with an Agfa box camera, two exposures.
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Dad leaves for work in his brand new Volkswagen Transporter minibus1035 views
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The end of Verlorenbroodstraat1014 viewsOur short-cut to the Hundelgemsesteenweg.
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Pienske at work983 viewsReuben Piens helps his father Eric with some building work. Maybe Hedwig, MUCH too small to be Phillipe.
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Foundations of Velorenbroodstraat 31, 1974953 viewsWilfried De Moor, his brother and nephew working on the foundations of Wilfried's villa.
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Merelbeke centruun - Gemeentehuis 1974929 views
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Skating on ice on a small brook next to the Watersportsbaan in Ghent.926 viewsThe Hayles brothers, December 19751 comments
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Boer en ploegpaard 2 - Merelbeke farmer 1975915 viewsPlus zoon?
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Merelbeke centruum 1974915 views
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1975 not sure where but not far from Merelbeke903 views
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GITO Merelbeke, 4e Elektriciteit 1977-78899 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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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 by night, by Jonathan Hayles876 viewsTaken on an Agfa box camera resting on the ground with an exposure of about one minute.
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975858 views
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Foundations of 31 Verlorenbrooadstraat856 viewsWilfried de Moor was building a villa. Josh spent many happy days helping out.
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On the roof 852 viewsJonathan and his dad, Eric.
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975849 views
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Verlorenbroodstraat, at the end of the road.847 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke840 views
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View from the roof837 viewsShowing the rear of the Meersschaut's house and one of the garages, or "boxen" that Marcel Meersschaut rented out.
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Jonathan (aka Josh) Patricia Meersschaut and Ronny Meersscaut, pop sterren834 views1 comments
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Verlorenbroodstraat 29829 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 1970s824 views
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Andrew on the roof...820 viewsIn the background, the garage door of the Meerschaut's house. Marcel Meerschaut was a "Bobinage van motoren".
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Photo developers A Bracke in Merelbeke819 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.815 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke805 views
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A typical street in Ghent.786 viewsAnyone know which street?
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Volksunie afplakker 1974782 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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Our Merelbeke home starts arriving back in England.....782 views.... on the roof of dad's VW Transporter minibus.
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Wilfried and Lydiane De Moor with Eric Hayles on a tall ship in Ghent769 views
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Wilsonplein, Ghent763 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Eric Hayles with Family De Moor763 views
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Wilfried De Moor auditions for Cirque du Soleil755 views
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Wilsonplein, Ghent739 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Josh Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke 1975736 views
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!725 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Eric and Maureen Hayles Wilsonplein Gent 1975721 views
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Jonathan, Andrew Michael at Verlorenbroodstraat 29715 views
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Michael the giant leans on a neighbour's house in Verlorenbroodstraat714 views
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Michael, near Merelbeke 1975713 views
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Boer en ploegpaard1 - Merelbeke farmer 1975712 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke707 views
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Wembley English pub in Ghent702 viewsAfplakker van de Wembley "English pub" in Gent.
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De Kouter Gent 1975702 views
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!702 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Ghent by night by Eric Hayles697 viewsEarly 1980s
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With the Meersschaut family694 viewsIn Verlorenbroodstraat, Merelbeke
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Eric Hayles and sons 1975682 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke679 views
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