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 Memories of Merelbeke - een randgemeente van Gent

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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 4/43675 views
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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 3/43554 views
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Michael Hayles, Ronny Meersschaut, Hedwig Piens leave for the GITO3266 viewsLeaving for school. Josh is also there, behind Michael. Sadly he can't be seen.
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Visit to The Atomium Brussels 19752157 views
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Visit to The Atomium Brussels 19752012 viewsMichael Hayles and Maureen Hayles
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Josh looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 291921 viewsTaken with an Agfa Box camera, two exposures.1 comments
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Centre of Ghent (or Gent) 1974 olr 19751781 views
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The only way to repair a VW... get on your knees and pray!1428 viewsDad and Michael repair the heat exchangers already on our new Volkswagen Transporter minibus
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Foundations of Number 311370 views
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 from a post card1106 views2 comments
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Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 19781067 views
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Michael looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 291037 viewsTaken with an Agfa box camera, two exposures.
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Dad leaves for work in his brand new Volkswagen Transporter minibus1013 views
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The end of Verlorenbroodstraat976 viewsOur short-cut to the Hundelgemsesteenweg.
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Foundations of Velorenbroodstraat 31, 1974922 viewsWilfried De Moor, his brother and nephew working on the foundations of Wilfried's villa.
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Merelbeke centruun - Gemeentehuis 1974907 views
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Skating on ice on a small brook next to the Watersportsbaan in Ghent.899 viewsThe Hayles brothers, December 19751 comments
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Pienske at work896 viewsReuben Piens helps his father Eric with some building work. Maybe Hedwig, MUCH too small to be Phillipe.
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Merelbeke centruum 1974893 views
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Boer en ploegpaard 2 - Merelbeke farmer 1975892 viewsPlus zoon?
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1975 not sure where but not far from Merelbeke878 views
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GITO Merelbeke, 4e Elektriciteit 1977-78876 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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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 by night, by Jonathan Hayles855 viewsTaken on an Agfa box camera resting on the ground with an exposure of about one minute.
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975834 views
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On the roof 830 viewsJonathan and his dad, Eric.
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Foundations of 31 Verlorenbrooadstraat829 viewsWilfried de Moor was building a villa. Josh spent many happy days helping out.
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975826 views
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Verlorenbroodstraat, at the end of the road.824 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke819 views
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Jonathan (aka Josh) Patricia Meersschaut and Ronny Meersscaut, pop sterren814 views1 comments
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View from the roof814 viewsShowing the rear of the Meersschaut's house and one of the garages, or "boxen" that Marcel Meersschaut rented out.
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Verlorenbroodstraat 29808 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 1970s802 views
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Andrew on the roof...797 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 Merelbeke795 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.794 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke784 views
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A typical street in Ghent.766 viewsAnyone know which street?
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Volksunie afplakker 1974762 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.....757 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 Ghent747 views
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Wilsonplein, Ghent743 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Eric Hayles with Family De Moor741 views
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Wilfried De Moor auditions for Cirque du Soleil734 views
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Wilsonplein, Ghent725 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Josh Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke 1975714 views
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!707 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Eric and Maureen Hayles Wilsonplein Gent 1975701 views
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Michael the giant leans on a neighbour's house in Verlorenbroodstraat699 views
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Boer en ploegpaard1 - Merelbeke farmer 1975695 views
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Jonathan, Andrew Michael at Verlorenbroodstraat 29693 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke691 views
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Michael, near Merelbeke 1975690 views
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De Kouter Gent 1975687 views
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Wembley English pub in Ghent680 viewsAfplakker van de Wembley "English pub" in Gent.
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!679 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Ghent by night by Eric Hayles677 viewsEarly 1980s
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With the Meersschaut family676 viewsIn Verlorenbroodstraat, Merelbeke
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Eric Hayles and sons 1975668 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke664 views
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