Rate photos! ** Leave comments ** Add YOUR photos!

 Memories of Merelbeke - een randgemeente van Gent

Click on the photos to see large high-res versions! Please rate photos and leave comments.
Most viewed
donpepe1970s.jpg
Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 from a post card425 views2 comments
gent139.jpg
Merelbeke centruun - Gemeentehuis 1974389 views
gent132.jpg
Boer en ploegpaard 2 - Merelbeke farmer 1975343 viewsPlus zoon?
gent140.jpg
Merelbeke centruum 1974340 views
gent133.jpg
Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975323 views
4e.jpg
GITO Merelbeke, 4e Elektriciteit 1977-78310 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.

merelbeke020.jpg
Josh looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29309 viewsTaken with an Agfa Box camera, two exposures.1 comments
gent136.jpg
1975 not sure where but not far from Merelbeke307 views
gent142.jpg
Wilfried De Moor auditions for Cirque du Soleil303 views
gent00.jpg
Jonathan (aka Josh) Patricia Meersschaut and Ronny Meersscaut, pop sterren301 views1 comments
gent138.jpg
Boer en ploegpaard1 - Merelbeke farmer 1975297 views
gent135.jpg
De Kouter Gent 1975287 views
gent137.jpg
Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975287 views
gent127.jpg
Eric Hayles and sons 1975286 views
belgie032.jpg
Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 1978286 views
gent130.jpg
Josh Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke 1975280 views
buildercu1.jpg
Foundations of Velorenbroodstraat 31, 1974278 viewsWilfried De Moor, his brother and nephew working on the foundations of Wilfried's villa.
gent129.jpg
Eric and Maureen Hayles Wilsonplein Gent 1975278 views
gent04.jpg
The end of Verlorenbroodstraat276 viewsOur short-cut to the Hundelgemsesteenweg.
merelbeke001.jpg
Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 by night, by Jonathan Hayles276 viewsTaken on an Agfa box camera resting on the ground with an exposure of about one minute.
gent17.jpg
Wilsonsplein Ghent.274 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
dad.jpg
Dad leaves for work in his brand new Volkswagen Transporter minibus273 views
gent128.jpg
Eric Hayles with Family De Moor271 views
gent134.jpg
De Kouter Gent 1975270 views
gent15.jpg
Wilsonplein from the Park Hotel, 1974267 views
gent13.jpg
Belgian trams on Wilsonsplein265 viewsA view from the Park Hotel in 1974.
gent01.jpg
Verlorenbroodstraat, at the end of the road.260 views
merelbeke017.jpg
The only way to repair a VW... get on your knees and pray!260 viewsDad and Michael repair the heat exchangers already on our new Volkswagen Transporter minibus
gent131.jpg
Michael, near Merelbeke 1975260 views
gent74.jpg
Jonathan, Andrew Michael at Verlorenbroodstraat 29259 views
thebuilder3.jpg
Foundations of 31 Verlorenbrooadstraat255 viewsWilfried de Moor was building a villa. Josh spent many happy days helping out.
gent03.jpg
View from the roof254 viewsShowing the rear of the Meersschaut's house and one of the garages, or "boxen" that Marcel Meersschaut rented out.
vbsrear.jpg
Verlorenbroodstraat 29254 viewsFrom the rear. In the foreground, a cement mixer on the building site of 31, Verlorenbroodstraat where Wilfried de Moor was building a villa.
gent02.jpg
With the Meersschaut family253 viewsIn Verlorenbroodstraat, Merelbeke
gent14.jpg
View from Park Hotel, Wilsonsplein, 1974250 views
img002.jpg
Andrew on the roof...249 viewsIn the background, the garage door of the Meerschaut's house. Marcel Meerschaut was a "Bobinage van motoren".
sluisweg.jpg
De Schelde at the end of Verlorenbroodstraat 1970s248 views
merelbeke011.jpg
Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke247 views
vbsroofjosheric.jpg
On the roof 246 viewsJonathan and his dad, Eric.
gent05.jpg
Neighbours with us in Verlorenbroodstraat 29245 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...
gent20.jpg
Wilsonplein, Ghent245 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
merelbeke016.jpg
Michael Hayles, Ronny Meersschaut, Hedwig Piens leave for the GITO245 viewsLeaving for school. Josh is also there, behind Michael. Sadly he can't be seen.
merelbeke019.jpg
Michael looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29245 viewsTaken with an Agfa box camera, two exposures.
gent09.jpg
Stephen Hayles and Eric Hayles in Ghent244 viewsThe centre of Ghent / Gent in 1974.
gent07.jpg
Josh on roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29243 viewsYou can see Marcel Meersschaut's "boxen" in the background.
volkunie.jpg
Volksunie afplakker 1974241 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.
gent143.jpg
Verlorenbroodstraat 31241 views
gent24.jpg
A typical street in Ghent.240 viewsAnyone know which street?
jh011.jpg
Skating on ice on a small brook next to the Watersportsbaan in Ghent.238 viewsThe Hayles brothers, December 19751 comments
gent11.jpg
British Week in Gent, 1974... British "coppers" join the parade.236 views
giant.jpg
Michael the giant leans on a neighbour's house in Verlorenbroodstraat235 views
vbsroof.jpg
Josh, Michael and dad, Eric, on the roof233 views
gent08.jpg
Volvo colleague Dennis Kinchen in Lourdes231 viewsDad and Dennis visited Lourdes, near Oostakker, in 1974 just to see why everyone else was heading there.
gent18.jpg
Wilsonplein, Ghent230 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
vbsroofboys.jpg
On the roof230 viewsJonathan, Andrew and Michael on the roof of our 1970s modernist Belgian house.
17_Sint_Niklass.jpg
Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke228 views
criel.jpg
Sint Niklaas comes to Merelbeke228 viewsOne of the Criel brothers from Verlorenbroodstraat
gent10.jpg
British Week in Ghent 1974223 viewsScots pipers on parade.
gent23.jpg
Volvo colleagues in Ghent223 viewsDad (on the right) with a colleague from Volvo Europa.
vbsfront.jpg
Austin 1800 in the drive of our house223 viewsDad's car, built in 1965. He bought it circa 1970.
296 files on 5 page(s) 1