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 Memories of Merelbeke - een randgemeente van Gent

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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 from a post card451 views2 comments
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Merelbeke centruun - Gemeentehuis 1974407 views
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Boer en ploegpaard 2 - Merelbeke farmer 1975363 viewsPlus zoon?
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Merelbeke centruum 1974363 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975343 views
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Josh looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29335 viewsTaken with an Agfa Box camera, two exposures.1 comments
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GITO Merelbeke, 4e Elektriciteit 1977-78331 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 Merelbeke328 views
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Jonathan (aka Josh) Patricia Meersschaut and Ronny Meersscaut, pop sterren323 views1 comments
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Wilfried De Moor auditions for Cirque du Soleil323 views
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Tram near the Gravensteen in Ghent, 1978316 views
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Boer en ploegpaard1 - Merelbeke farmer 1975313 views
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Ringvaart Merelbeke 1975307 views
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Foundations of Velorenbroodstraat 31, 1974301 viewsWilfried De Moor, his brother and nephew working on the foundations of Wilfried's villa.
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De Kouter Gent 1975301 views
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Eric Hayles and sons 1975300 views
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Don Pepe Merelbeke 1977 by night, by Jonathan Hayles299 viewsTaken on an Agfa box camera resting on the ground with an exposure of about one minute.
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The end of Verlorenbroodstraat297 viewsOur short-cut to the Hundelgemsesteenweg.
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Josh Verlorenbroodstraat Merelbeke 1975297 views
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Eric and Maureen Hayles Wilsonplein Gent 1975294 views
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Wilsonsplein Ghent.293 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Dad leaves for work in his brand new Volkswagen Transporter minibus293 views
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Eric Hayles with Family De Moor292 views
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De Kouter Gent 1975285 views
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The only way to repair a VW... get on your knees and pray!283 viewsDad and Michael repair the heat exchangers already on our new Volkswagen Transporter minibus
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Verlorenbroodstraat, at the end of the road.280 views
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Wilsonplein from the Park Hotel, 1974280 views
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Belgian trams on Wilsonsplein278 viewsA view from the Park Hotel in 1974.
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Michael, near Merelbeke 1975277 views
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View from the roof275 viewsShowing the rear of the Meersschaut's house and one of the garages, or "boxen" that Marcel Meersschaut rented out.
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Foundations of 31 Verlorenbrooadstraat275 viewsWilfried de Moor was building a villa. Josh spent many happy days helping out.
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Verlorenbroodstraat 29273 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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Jonathan, Andrew Michael at Verlorenbroodstraat 29272 views
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With the Meersschaut family270 viewsIn Verlorenbroodstraat, Merelbeke
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Andrew on the roof...269 viewsIn the background, the garage door of the Meerschaut's house. Marcel Meerschaut was a "Bobinage van motoren".
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De Schelde at the end of Verlorenbroodstraat 1970s269 views
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Michael looking ghostly on the roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29268 viewsTaken with an Agfa box camera, two exposures.
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Skating on ice on a small brook next to the Watersportsbaan in Ghent.268 viewsThe Hayles brothers, December 19751 comments
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On the roof 267 viewsJonathan and his dad, Eric.
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke267 views
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View from Park Hotel, Wilsonsplein, 1974264 views
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Volksunie afplakker 1974261 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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Michael Hayles, Ronny Meersschaut, Hedwig Piens leave for the GITO261 viewsLeaving for school. Josh is also there, behind Michael. Sadly he can't be seen.
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A typical street in Ghent.260 viewsAnyone know which street?
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Neighbours with us in Verlorenbroodstraat 29258 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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Stephen Hayles and Eric Hayles in Ghent258 viewsThe centre of Ghent / Gent in 1974.
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Wilsonplein, Ghent258 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Josh on roof of Verlorenbroodstraat 29256 viewsYou can see Marcel Meersschaut's "boxen" in the background.
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Verlorenbroodstraat 31254 views
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British Week in Gent, 1974... British "coppers" join the parade.249 views
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Wilsonplein, Ghent249 viewsDad stayed in the Park Hotel when he first arrived in Belgium, in the centre of Ghent.
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Michael the giant leans on a neighbour's house in Verlorenbroodstraat249 views
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Josh, Michael and dad, Eric, on the roof248 views
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On the roof246 viewsJonathan, Andrew and Michael on the roof of our 1970s modernist Belgian house.
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Volvo colleague Dennis Kinchen in Lourdes245 viewsDad and Dennis visited Lourdes, near Oostakker, in 1974 just to see why everyone else was heading there.
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Sinterklaas comes to Merelbeke244 views
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Sint Niklaas comes to Merelbeke243 viewsOne of the Criel brothers from Verlorenbroodstraat
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Volvo colleagues in Ghent237 viewsDad (on the right) with a colleague from Volvo Europa.
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Austin 1800 in the drive of our house237 viewsDad's car, built in 1965. He bought it circa 1970.
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British Week in Ghent 1974236 viewsScots pipers on parade.
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