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 Memories of Merelbeke - een randgemeente van Gent

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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 from a post card386 views2 comments
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Merelbeke centruun - Gemeentehuis 1974351 views
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Boer en ploegpaard 2 - Merelbeke farmer 1975307 viewsPlus zoon?
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Merelbeke centruum 1974304 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975288 views
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1975 not sure where but not far from Merelbeke269 views
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Boer en ploegpaard1 - Merelbeke farmer 1975269 views
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GITO Merelbeke, 4e Elektriciteit 1977-78267 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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Wilfried De Moor auditions for Cirque du Soleil267 views
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Jonathan (aka Josh) Patricia Meersschaut and Ronny Meersscaut, pop sterren265 views1 comments
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Josh looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29262 viewsTaken with an Agfa Box camera, two exposures.1 comments
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De Kouter Gent 1975252 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975251 views
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Josh Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke 1975250 views
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Eric Hayles and sons 1975246 views
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Eric and Maureen Hayles Wilsonplein Gent 1975240 views
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Foundations of Velorenbroodstraat 31, 1974239 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 Hayles239 viewsTaken on an Agfa box camera resting on the ground with an exposure of about one minute.
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Dad leaves for work in his brand new Volkswagen Transporter minibus236 views
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De Kouter Gent 1975232 views
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The end of Verlorenbroodstraat231 viewsOur short-cut to the Hundelgemsesteenweg.
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Eric Hayles with Family De Moor231 views
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Michael, near Merelbeke 1975231 views
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Jonathan, Andrew Michael at Verlorenbroodstraat 29229 views
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Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 1978226 views
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Wilsonsplein Ghent.225 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Verlorenbroodstraat, at the end of the road.222 views
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Belgian trams on Wilsonsplein222 viewsA view from the Park Hotel in 1974.
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Wilsonplein from the Park Hotel, 1974220 views
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The only way to repair a VW... get on your knees and pray!219 viewsDad and Michael repair the heat exchangers already on our new Volkswagen Transporter minibus
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View from the roof218 viewsShowing the rear of the Meersschaut's house and one of the garages, or "boxen" that Marcel Meersschaut rented out.
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Michael Hayles, Ronny Meersschaut, Hedwig Piens leave for the GITO218 viewsLeaving for school. Josh is also there, behind Michael. Sadly he can't be seen.
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Verlorenbroodstraat 31218 views
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Foundations of 31 Verlorenbrooadstraat217 viewsWilfried de Moor was building a villa. Josh spent many happy days helping out.
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Verlorenbroodstraat 29217 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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Josh on roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29216 viewsYou can see Marcel Meersschaut's "boxen" in the background.
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With the Meersschaut family214 viewsIn Verlorenbroodstraat, Merelbeke
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Neighbours with us in Verlorenbroodstraat 29214 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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Andrew on the roof...213 viewsIn the background, the garage door of the Meerschaut's house. Marcel Meerschaut was a "Bobinage van motoren".
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Stephen Hayles and Eric Hayles in Ghent211 viewsThe centre of Ghent / Gent in 1974.
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View from Park Hotel, Wilsonsplein, 1974211 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke211 views
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De Schelde at the end of Verlorenbroodstraat 1970s210 views
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Michael looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29209 viewsTaken with an Agfa box camera, two exposures.
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On the roof 208 viewsJonathan and his dad, Eric.
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Michael the giant leans on a neighbour's house in Verlorenbroodstraat206 views
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On the roof203 viewsJonathan, Andrew and Michael on the roof of our 1970s modernist Belgian house.
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Wilsonplein, Ghent201 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Josh, Michael and dad, Eric, on the roof201 views
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British Week in Gent, 1974... British "coppers" join the parade.200 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke200 views
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Sint Niklaas comes to Merelbeke200 viewsOne of the Criel brothers from Verlorenbroodstraat
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Volvo colleague Dennis Kinchen in Lourdes198 viewsDad and Dennis visited Lourdes, near Oostakker, in 1974 just to see why everyone else was heading there.
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Austin 1800 in the drive of our house197 viewsDad's car, built in 1965. He bought it circa 1970.
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Wilfried De Moor, aerial engineer!196 views
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Winter in Verlorenbroodstraat195 viewsA view across the road from our front garden.
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Volksunie afplakker 1974195 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 Ghent 1974192 viewsScots pipers on parade.
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke192 views
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A typical street in Ghent.191 viewsAnyone know which street?
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