THIS grove is forever dedicated to all those posters from Urban75
who post with us no more.
The Urbanites congregate around a loose collection of shared interests. We come and we go. And like sunny days, some of us are remembered.
In a rare moment of collective agreement, the Urbanites set up this grove of trees to commemorate the passing of our friends; people we spoke to, or argued with, people we cried with, and shared recipes with.
These people gave us advice, and we gave advice to them. They made us laugh, and we made them laugh too. They bemused us and befuddled us, while they taught us and entertained us. The wires that connected us carried their wisdom, their humour, and their uniqueness - until they were as real to us as the friends we can reach out and touch.
They stand as testament to the fact that you don't have to know somebody's real name, to know them.
These friends, who to some people were only ever words on a screen, will be remembered here not for what they achieved in life, or for what they made, or for what monument they left behind them - but simply for what they said. It was their words and thoughts that drew us to them, and it was their humanity which spanned the stretch of space and time that stood between us.
A heartfelt thankyou to our virtual friends from Urban75, who made such an impact on our lives.
The trees we plant here are the fruit of the seeds you sowed.
Farewell to thee, ethereal friends,
free from the words which your spirit transcends.
Free from the pain, from the loss and the fuss,
you cast it behind and it falls upon us.
We will remember the thoughts that you shared,
the lives that you touched, the heart that you bared.
We, who exist in this digital place
of talk without sound, touch without face.
Yet touch us you did, in the most real way -
with hands made of memories of the things that you said,
And deep in our hearts we will all carry this,
for the people who the people of Urban will miss.
So farewell to thee, ethereal friends,
free from the pain that your spirit transcends.
Free from the words that bound you to us.
Finally free. Yes. Finally free.
In Memory Of:
e19896 / mozaz
RenegadeDog / upsidedownwalrus
In memory of my beloved son, Tristan Matthew Gilder, born 28th August 1980, died August 2006. Ten years gone by but always in my heart and memory - never forgotten. RIP my beloved son.
Donated by Mrs. C. Gilder
11th October 2016
Put down strong enough roots & you live a long, long time. x
Donated by S☼I
13th July 2015
Donated by x pandakiller x
30th March 2015
In memory of my beloved son, Tristan Matthew Gilder, died August 2006. Always in my heart. RIP.
Donated by Mrs. C. Gilder
2nd March 2015
Too many good people, no more please. xx newbie
Donated by xx newbie
4th March 2014
Donated by Mr Maggot
24th February 2014
In memory of all the marvellously mercurial souls who have passed through this place.
Donated by Bish and abs
17th February 2014
"To live in hearts we leave behind, Is not to die" - Thomas Campbell
Donated by Jacky Minchella
12th February 2014
For all those who have gone before us both recently and before. A year ago now for gonecoastal and now drew. Rest easy, dovydaitis
12th February 2014
From a lurker in the westcountry who has enjoyed reading the postings of those no longer with us.
11th February 2014
To all the wonderful souls that have been part of the Urban75 journey.
Donated by Joanne Seale
15th April 2013
In memory of my beloved son, Tristan Matthew Gilder (Lost not Found) on the occasion of his 32nd birthday, 28th August 1980. Never forgotten.
3rd April 2013
In memory of Pete Webb (GoneCoastal) never dreamed you'd join the ranks of those missed and remembered... Not forgotten any of you... Enjoy the banter on the other side.. Love you matey xxx LilMissHissyFit
Donated by Jenny Archer
18th February 2013
In memory of Saaam, forever in our thoughts - Jen, Sam and Rowan
Donated by Jenny young
2nd May 2012
In memory of my beloved son Tristan Matthew Gilder (Lost Not Found) on the occasion of his 31st birthday, August 28th, 2011. Forever in my memory.
27th February 2012
Donated by Madeleine M
30th May 2011
To the Urban community, the best in good times and the bad. Newharper.
Donated by Anthony William Roberts
13th September 2010
Donated by James McKie
13th September 2010
TO THE MEMORY OF MY BELOVED SON, TRISTAN MATTHEW GILDER (LOST NOT FOUND) ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF HIS 30TH BIRTHDAY, THE 28TH AUGUST 1980. FOREVER IN MY HEART AND MEMORY. KG
23rd August 2010
To all those lost but never forgotten - pigtails xx In memory of my dear friends at Urban75.
Donated by Maeve and Joanne
1st March 2010
14th December 2007
Safe journey, people. Remembering all those that have gone before us, but especially for Tristan (LNF). Ceej x Loulou I'll be up to visit you all soon :0) gemini x Gone, but not forgotten. From Geminisnake, Sarah, Shiftybaglady, crustychick, Wookey, moomoo and Longdog.xx I miss you Emmett. Found the old emails. xK one love, sleep well, pk Looking at the names of those gone, I'd imagine there is a great urban drink-up going on somewhere. rest well fellas. Felix 'Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.' - Rabindranath Tagore 'If I thought the world were to end tomorrow, I would still plant an apple tree' - Martin Luther King Badger K, in appreciation of roots as well as wings May God look after them all. Sas. Forever in our thoughts, sleep well - Wiskers & Dervish Always in my thoughts and heart - RIP my beloved son and all other Urbanites sadly passed away. K.G. In memory of those who have gone. You live on in our thoughts. ViolentPanda and Greebo. To my special tOka and my good friend LostNotFound - forever in my thoughts, sleep well oddworld xXx A fitting tribute to much missed members of the urban75 community In memory of Tristan's (LNF) 28th birthday, 28th August 1980. Time has not healed the pain, merely dulled it. RIP my beloved son. KG To remember all we have lost. Martin Togher Sleep well, folks. With much love, Jamie xxx Dedicated to Edward Evershed, who posted under the user name, Demosthenes. He was a lively, intelligent and thought-provoking contributor to urban75, particularly in the philosophy forum. We'll miss his posts. Our condolences to his wife Saghar, daughter Bella, mother Susie and sisters Jo and Molly. Safe journey, mate. 8ball Rest in peace, dear Ed. All our love, han + jan XxXxX Rest peacefully. Gaijingirl Dedicated to Edward Evershed, who posted under the user name, Demosthenes. He was a lively, intelligent and thought-provoking contributor to urban75, particularly in the philosophy forum. We'll miss his posts. Our condolences to his wife Saghar, daughter Bella, mother Susie and sisters Jo and Molly. Safe journey, mate. 8ball Rest in peace, dear Ed. All our love, han + jan XxXxX Rest peacefully. Gaijingirl I hope you've found peace For those who are gone but not forgotten -psycherelic & Badger decoy Grasshopper & other Urbanites gone too soon Celt In memory of my beloved son, Tristan Matthew Gilder, (Lostnotfound) on the anniversary of his 29th birthday, the 28th August 1980. Forever in my thoughts. K.G. To all that have gone from our forum to a new one. Even though we didn't know all of you well, we shared a common ground that has made such a difference to our lives. Rest in peace. From Kitty and Badgers Remembering RD and other friends from the boards. Tacita and BB From GoneCoastal (Pete) For RD/UW and the others being remembered. Renegade_Dog / Matthew Nash ?When do you sleep?? Sophie asked. ?Even less,? the BFG answered. ?I is sleeping only once in a blue baboon.? Time to rest now Matt, I hope you have the most beautiful dream. Bonita/ Clair de lune (or la lune as you called me) Never forget you xxx maggie and milly and molly and may by E. E. Cummings maggie and milly and molly and may went down to the beach (to play one day) and maggie discovered a shell that sang so sweetly she couldn't remember her troubles,and milly befriended a stranded star whose rays five languid fingers were; and molly was chased by a horrible thing which raced sideways while blowing bubbles:and may came home with a smooth round stone as small as a world and as large as alone. For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) it's always ourselves we find in the sea Juliette - city.dweller. You cannot know what an honour it was to meet you and to help in what little way I could. I hope you have found yourself in the sea. Hx For Matthew - always the RenegadeDog Matt/RD/UDW - Hope you've got a good view of Upton Park from up there fella. Mattie Thinking of you all aqua To RD, there is a place in my head for you always. BMD For Renegade Dog, who stepped through the door. Rest In Peace. cliche guevara and idioteque
Donated by Nick Bray, Ceej, Louise, Maxine Dunham, Mrs H Kennedy, Geminisnake, Sarah, Shiftybaglady, crustychick, Wookey, moomoo and Longdog, P A Holmes, Kira Muldoon, Felix, Badger K, Sas, Wiskers & Dervish, Mike Slocombe, Martin Togher, Jamie, and C. Gilder,
Live locally and want to know more about volunteering with us? Get updates about our Conservation Days straight to your inbox.
Sign up to our free monthly e-newsletter, Tree News. It's the perfect way to keep in touch and stay up to date with the latest news about Trees for Life, wildlife and conservation.