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 Memories of Merelbeke - een randgemeente van Gent

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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 from a post card369 views2 comments
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Merelbeke centruun - Gemeentehuis 1974337 views
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Boer en ploegpaard 2 - Merelbeke farmer 1975293 viewsPlus zoon?
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Merelbeke centruum 1974290 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975274 views
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Boer en ploegpaard1 - Merelbeke farmer 1975258 views
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1975 not sure where but not far from Merelbeke255 views
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Wilfried De Moor auditions for Cirque du Soleil254 views
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GITO Merelbeke, 4e Elektriciteit 1977-78253 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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Jonathan (aka Josh) Patricia Meersschaut and Ronny Meersscaut, pop sterren251 views1 comments
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Josh looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29243 viewsTaken with an Agfa Box camera, two exposures.1 comments
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De Kouter Gent 1975243 views
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Josh Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke 1975240 views
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Eric Hayles and sons 1975237 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975237 views
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Eric and Maureen Hayles Wilsonplein Gent 1975230 views
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Foundations of Velorenbroodstraat 31, 1974224 viewsWilfried De Moor, his brother and nephew working on the foundations of Wilfried's villa.
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Dad leaves for work in his brand new Volkswagen Transporter minibus222 views
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 by night, by Jonathan Hayles222 viewsTaken on an Agfa box camera resting on the ground with an exposure of about one minute.
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Michael, near Merelbeke 1975222 views
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De Kouter Gent 1975222 views
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Jonathan, Andrew Michael at Verlorenbroodstraat 29219 views
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Eric Hayles with Family De Moor217 views
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The end of Verlorenbroodstraat213 viewsOur short-cut to the Hundelgemsesteenweg.
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Belgian trams on Wilsonsplein213 viewsA view from the Park Hotel in 1974.
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Wilsonsplein Ghent.211 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Verlorenbroodstraat 31210 views
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Verlorenbroodstraat, at the end of the road.209 views
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Wilsonplein from the Park Hotel, 1974208 views
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Neighbours with us in Verlorenbroodstraat 29207 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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Michael Hayles, Ronny Meersschaut, Hedwig Piens leave for the GITO207 viewsLeaving for school. Josh is also there, behind Michael. Sadly he can't be seen.
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Josh on roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29206 viewsYou can see Marcel Meersschaut's "boxen" in the background.
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The only way to repair a VW... get on your knees and pray!206 viewsDad and Michael repair the heat exchangers already on our new Volkswagen Transporter minibus
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Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 1978205 views
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View from the roof203 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, 1974202 views
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Foundations of 31 Verlorenbrooadstraat202 viewsWilfried de Moor was building a villa. Josh spent many happy days helping out.
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Verlorenbroodstraat 29202 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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With the Meersschaut family201 viewsIn Verlorenbroodstraat, Merelbeke
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Stephen Hayles and Eric Hayles in Ghent199 viewsThe centre of Ghent / Gent in 1974.
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Andrew on the roof...199 viewsIn the background, the garage door of the Meerschaut's house. Marcel Meerschaut was a "Bobinage van motoren".
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke198 views
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Michael the giant leans on a neighbour's house in Verlorenbroodstraat197 views
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On the roof 195 viewsJonathan and his dad, Eric.
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Michael looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29195 viewsTaken with an Agfa box camera, two exposures.
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De Schelde at the end of Verlorenbroodstraat 1970s195 views
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On the roof194 viewsJonathan, Andrew and Michael on the roof of our 1970s modernist Belgian house.
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Josh, Michael and dad, Eric, on the roof192 views
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Wilsonplein, Ghent191 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Sint Niklaas comes to Merelbeke191 viewsOne of the Criel brothers from Verlorenbroodstraat
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British Week in Gent, 1974... British "coppers" join the parade.190 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke190 views
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Volvo colleague Dennis Kinchen in Lourdes189 viewsDad and Dennis visited Lourdes, near Oostakker, in 1974 just to see why everyone else was heading there.
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Wilfried De Moor, aerial engineer!188 views
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Austin 1800 in the drive of our house185 viewsDad's car, built in 1965. He bought it circa 1970.
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Winter in Verlorenbroodstraat185 viewsA view across the road from our front garden.
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British Week in Ghent 1974183 viewsScots pipers on parade.
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Foundations of Number 31182 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke182 views
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Volksunie afplakker 1974181 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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