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 Memories of Merelbeke - een randgemeente van Gent

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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 4/43021 views
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GITO Merelbeke flyer van 1975 3/42944 views
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Visit to The Atomium Brussels 19752054 views
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Visit to The Atomium Brussels 19751950 viewsMichael Hayles and Maureen Hayles
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 from a post card898 views2 comments
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Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 1978771 views
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Josh looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29761 viewsTaken with an Agfa Box camera, two exposures.1 comments
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Merelbeke centruun - Gemeentehuis 1974752 views
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Boer en ploegpaard 2 - Merelbeke farmer 1975734 viewsPlus zoon?
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Merelbeke centruum 1974734 views
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Skating on ice on a small brook next to the Watersportsbaan in Ghent.722 viewsThe Hayles brothers, December 19751 comments
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GITO Merelbeke, 4e Elektriciteit 1977-78713 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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Foundations of Velorenbroodstraat 31, 1974707 viewsWilfried De Moor, his brother and nephew working on the foundations of Wilfried's villa.
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1975 not sure where but not far from Merelbeke704 views
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 by night, by Jonathan Hayles682 viewsTaken on an Agfa box camera resting on the ground with an exposure of about one minute.
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975681 views
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The end of Verlorenbroodstraat679 viewsOur short-cut to the Hundelgemsesteenweg.
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The only way to repair a VW... get on your knees and pray!679 viewsDad and Michael repair the heat exchangers already on our new Volkswagen Transporter minibus
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975671 views
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Dad leaves for work in his brand new Volkswagen Transporter minibus666 views
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Jonathan (aka Josh) Patricia Meersschaut and Ronny Meersscaut, pop sterren662 views1 comments
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Verlorenbroodstraat, at the end of the road.656 views
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Foundations of 31 Verlorenbrooadstraat652 viewsWilfried de Moor was building a villa. Josh spent many happy days helping out.
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View from the roof651 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 29651 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 1970s650 views
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On the roof 648 viewsJonathan and his dad, Eric.
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Andrew on the roof...644 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 Merelbeke643 views
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Michael looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29641 viewsTaken with an Agfa box camera, two exposures.
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Photo developers A Bracke in Merelbeke626 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.620 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Wilfried and Lydiane De Moor with Eric Hayles on a tall ship in Ghent615 views
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Wilfried De Moor auditions for Cirque du Soleil607 views
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Eric Hayles with Family De Moor605 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke604 views
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Volksunie afplakker 1974599 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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Boer en ploegpaard1 - Merelbeke farmer 1975589 views
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A typical street in Ghent.588 viewsAnyone know which street?
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Our Merelbeke home starts arriving back in England.....587 views.... on the roof of dad's VW Transporter minibus.
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Josh Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke 1975582 views
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Wilsonplein, Ghent571 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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De Kouter Gent 1975570 views
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Michael and dad fix the VW exhaust.. it's only one year old!!569 viewsMerelbeke 1977
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Jonathan, Andrew Michael at Verlorenbroodstraat 29563 views
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Eric Hayles and sons 1975558 views
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Michael, near Merelbeke 1975558 views
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Michael Hayles, Ronny Meersschaut, Hedwig Piens leave for the GITO554 viewsLeaving for school. Josh is also there, behind Michael. Sadly he can't be seen.
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With the Meersschaut family551 viewsIn Verlorenbroodstraat, Merelbeke
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Eric and Maureen Hayles Wilsonplein Gent 1975550 views
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Josh on roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29535 viewsYou can see Marcel Meersschaut's "boxen" in the background.
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Michael the giant leans on a neighbour's house in Verlorenbroodstraat535 views
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Josh, Michael and dad, Eric, on the roof531 views
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On the roof530 viewsJonathan, Andrew and Michael on the roof of our 1970s modernist Belgian house.
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De Kouter Gent 1975530 views
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke528 views
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Belgian trams on Wilsonsplein524 viewsA view from the Park Hotel in 1974.
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Wembley English pub in Ghent522 viewsAfplakker van de Wembley "English pub" in Gent.
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Sint Niklaas comes to Merelbeke521 viewsOne of the Criel brothers from Verlorenbroodstraat
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Wilsonplein from the Park Hotel, 1974520 views
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