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 Memories of Merelbeke - een randgemeente van Gent

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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 4/43376 views
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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 3/43267 views
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Visit to The Atomium Brussels 19752129 views
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Visit to The Atomium Brussels 19751992 viewsMichael Hayles and Maureen Hayles
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Michael Hayles, Ronny Meersschaut, Hedwig Piens leave for the GITO1926 viewsLeaving for school. Josh is also there, behind Michael. Sadly he can't be seen.
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Josh looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 291512 viewsTaken with an Agfa Box camera, two exposures.1 comments
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Centre of Ghent (or Gent) 1974 olr 19751132 views
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The only way to repair a VW... get on your knees and pray!1112 viewsDad and Michael repair the heat exchangers already on our new Volkswagen Transporter minibus
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 from a post card1043 views2 comments
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Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 1978945 views
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Foundations of Number 31920 views
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Michael looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29869 viewsTaken with an Agfa box camera, two exposures.
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Merelbeke centruun - Gemeentehuis 1974860 views
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The end of Verlorenbroodstraat855 viewsOur short-cut to the Hundelgemsesteenweg.
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Boer en ploegpaard 2 - Merelbeke farmer 1975845 viewsPlus zoon?
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Merelbeke centruum 1974845 views
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Foundations of Velorenbroodstraat 31, 1974841 viewsWilfried De Moor, his brother and nephew working on the foundations of Wilfried's villa.
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Skating on ice on a small brook next to the Watersportsbaan in Ghent.836 viewsThe Hayles brothers, December 19751 comments
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GITO Merelbeke, 4e Elektriciteit 1977-78823 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 Merelbeke818 views
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 by night, by Jonathan Hayles804 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 minibus796 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975788 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975780 views
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Verlorenbroodstraat, at the end of the road.775 views
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On the roof 768 viewsJonathan and his dad, Eric.
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View from the roof765 viewsShowing the rear of the Meersschaut's house and one of the garages, or "boxen" that Marcel Meersschaut rented out.
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke765 views
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Jonathan (aka Josh) Patricia Meersschaut and Ronny Meersscaut, pop sterren763 views1 comments
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Foundations of 31 Verlorenbrooadstraat763 viewsWilfried de Moor was building a villa. Josh spent many happy days helping out.
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Verlorenbroodstraat 29759 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 1970s755 views
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Andrew on the roof...752 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 Merelbeke744 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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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke727 views
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Wilsonsplein Ghent.719 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Volksunie afplakker 1974709 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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A typical street in Ghent.706 viewsAnyone know which street?
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Our Merelbeke home starts arriving back in England.....706 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 Ghent704 views
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Eric Hayles with Family De Moor694 views
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Wilfried De Moor auditions for Cirque du Soleil689 views
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Wilsonplein, Ghent673 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!!663 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Boer en ploegpaard1 - Merelbeke farmer 1975659 views
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Josh Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke 1975658 views
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Eric and Maureen Hayles Wilsonplein Gent 1975642 views
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De Kouter Gent 1975642 views
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Jonathan, Andrew Michael at Verlorenbroodstraat 29638 views
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Michael, near Merelbeke 1975635 views
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With the Meersschaut family632 viewsIn Verlorenbroodstraat, Merelbeke
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Michael the giant leans on a neighbour's house in Verlorenbroodstraat631 views
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Wembley English pub in Ghent630 viewsAfplakker van de Wembley "English pub" in Gent.
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Eric Hayles and sons 1975627 views
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!623 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Wilsonplein, Ghent620 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke619 views
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Sint Niklaas comes to Merelbeke612 viewsOne of the Criel brothers from Verlorenbroodstraat
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Ghent by night by Eric Hayles606 viewsEarly 1980s
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Josh on roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29605 viewsYou can see Marcel Meersschaut's "boxen" in the background.
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