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 Memories of Merelbeke - een randgemeente van Gent

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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 4/43460 views
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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 3/43346 views
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Michael Hayles, Ronny Meersschaut, Hedwig Piens leave for the GITO2580 viewsLeaving for school. Josh is also there, behind Michael. Sadly he can't be seen.
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Visit to The Atomium Brussels 19752143 views
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Visit to The Atomium Brussels 19752002 viewsMichael Hayles and Maureen Hayles
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Josh looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 291798 viewsTaken with an Agfa Box camera, two exposures.1 comments
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Centre of Ghent (or Gent) 1974 olr 19751502 views
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The only way to repair a VW... get on your knees and pray!1280 viewsDad and Michael repair the heat exchangers already on our new Volkswagen Transporter minibus
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Foundations of Number 311139 views
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 from a post card1074 views2 comments
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Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 1978995 views
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Michael looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29910 viewsTaken with an Agfa box camera, two exposures.
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The end of Verlorenbroodstraat899 viewsOur short-cut to the Hundelgemsesteenweg.
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Merelbeke centruun - Gemeentehuis 1974885 views
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Foundations of Velorenbroodstraat 31, 1974871 viewsWilfried De Moor, his brother and nephew working on the foundations of Wilfried's villa.
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Merelbeke centruum 1974870 views
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Boer en ploegpaard 2 - Merelbeke farmer 1975869 viewsPlus zoon?
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Skating on ice on a small brook next to the Watersportsbaan in Ghent.866 viewsThe Hayles brothers, December 19751 comments
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Dad leaves for work in his brand new Volkswagen Transporter minibus864 views
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GITO Merelbeke, 4e Elektriciteit 1977-78850 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 Merelbeke842 views
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 by night, by Jonathan Hayles829 viewsTaken on an Agfa box camera resting on the ground with an exposure of about one minute.
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975811 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975803 views
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Verlorenbroodstraat, at the end of the road.799 views
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On the roof 799 viewsJonathan and his dad, Eric.
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke791 views
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Jonathan (aka Josh) Patricia Meersschaut and Ronny Meersscaut, pop sterren790 views1 comments
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View from the roof788 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 Verlorenbrooadstraat787 viewsWilfried de Moor was building a villa. Josh spent many happy days helping out.
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Verlorenbroodstraat 29783 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 1970s779 views
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Andrew on the roof...775 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 Merelbeke770 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.765 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke754 views
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A typical street in Ghent.737 viewsAnyone know which street?
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Volksunie afplakker 1974735 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.....732 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 Ghent727 views
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Eric Hayles with Family De Moor718 views
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Wilsonplein, Ghent717 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Wilfried De Moor auditions for Cirque du Soleil712 views
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Wilsonplein, Ghent700 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!!684 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Boer en ploegpaard1 - Merelbeke farmer 1975678 views
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Josh Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke 1975677 views
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Michael the giant leans on a neighbour's house in Verlorenbroodstraat676 views
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Eric and Maureen Hayles Wilsonplein Gent 1975669 views
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De Kouter Gent 1975663 views
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With the Meersschaut family656 viewsIn Verlorenbroodstraat, Merelbeke
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Jonathan, Andrew Michael at Verlorenbroodstraat 29656 views
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Wembley English pub in Ghent655 viewsAfplakker van de Wembley "English pub" in Gent.
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Michael, near Merelbeke 1975653 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke652 views
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Pienske at work652 viewsReuben Piens helps his father Eric with some building work. Maybe Hedwig, MUCH too small to be Phillipe.
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Ghent by night by Eric Hayles648 viewsEarly 1980s
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!647 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Eric Hayles and sons 1975646 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke640 views
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