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Mark P
BRONZE Member since Oct 2001

Mark P

old hand
Location: Bath, England

Total posts: 1031
Posted:this is partially me getting things off my chest but I also have to let people who know woody, know what has happened tonight.

I no longer post on here often but tonight I have found out some very bad news, woody has passed away in a car accident. This is a good friend who was a part of this site and known by several people here, he has been with me and experimented with lots of the early wire wool spinning and also coloured flame experiments.

This is the only way I have of letting people from HoP know this, I found out a few hours ago by phonecall and havent really let things sink in.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news,

Love and Lemons,
markp x


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TheBovrilMonkey
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England

Total posts: 2629
Posted:eek frown

He will indeed be dearly missed. I'm not quite sure what to say, it may take a while to get my head around it properly.

Thanks for letting us know.

frown


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Mark P
BRONZE Member since Oct 2001

Mark P

old hand
Location: Bath, England

Total posts: 1031
Posted:Things definately havent sunk in here either.

Memories of bubble wrap, sumo wrestling, lemon launching etc etc.

I have learnt a lot with woody and will always remember him for who he was.

M x


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Pink...?
BRONZE Member since Apr 2002

Pink...?

Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There, United Kingdom

Total posts: 6140
Posted:eek

Oh my.... He will indeed be missed!

hug to everyone who was lucky enough to have met him.


Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

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Dom
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

Dom

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bristol, UK

Total posts: 3009
Posted:Oh f*ck!
That's a real shock. I met Woody and his lemons several times and his good nature always came across so well. I'm sure he'll be missed by even those who only met him briefly.

My thoughts are with you, Mark and all his friends and family. hug


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Perraforde
BRONZE Member since Jul 2006

Perraforde

Its Wet and Cold
Location: Somewhere far,far away......, ...

Total posts: 120
Posted:I never met Woody as i'm quite new here...

My heart goes out to all those who knew Woody, his family and close friends and also those who never met him.

grouphug


Oh Slothy. I may have been bad. I may have kept you chained up in that room but it was for your own good

Either I have a monster in my kitchen or I'm completely crazy

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Mark P
BRONZE Member since Oct 2001

Mark P

old hand
Location: Bath, England

Total posts: 1031
Posted:Hi folks,

There is so much to say and no way it can actually be written.

Remember - Bov.Monkey buying bubble wrap, people getting tied up wink , people sumo wrestling etc etc.

That is just from one clapham meet.

Woody was someone who loved playing with poi/staff and I have experimented with a lot of different ideas with him.

From what I ahve been told tonigh the lost control of his car on a wet road on way home from work, hit a tree and that was fatal.

If anyone needs to know more info please pm me, I will let you know, what I know, as I get to know it.

Currently drinking to excess and remembering the good times.

Mark P xx


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Valura
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 6391
Posted:oh man... so much love to you guys and his family and espically to woody. May he be at peace. hug

TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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Brenn
PLATINUM Member since Jun 2004

Brenn

Will carpal your tunnel in a minute.
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 3286
Posted:My sincerest condolences to all that knew him and to his family. May he be at rest.

ॐ

Owner of burningoftheclavey smile
Owned by Lost83spy

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FireTom


Stargazer


Total posts: 6650
Posted:Didn't know Woody, but by all that I read here I wish I had the opportunity... hopefully next life.

My condolences.


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:ubbcrying



I only met Woody the few times at Reclaim the Beach and Clapham, and I know he will be sorely missed. He was a really friendly guy and I liked the leather cowboy hat he wore.

His lemon launcher was particularly inspired.



What really affected me was when I remembered what he actually looked like, instead of just a name. He kicked ass.



I bought a lemon in Tescos today in his honour. Im going to be writing his name on it, and throwing it into a river. I dont know why, I just feel like I should. shrug



One more bright flame in the world has been extinguished frown



I think this picture is quite apt.



R.I.P



(for Pics of Woody, old friends at clapham, and an odd looking UCOF, Click me )

EDITED_BY: UmbiliciformCraterOnFace (1156879563)


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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK

Total posts: 2895
Posted:I never knew him, but condolences to all those who have been touched by his life hug

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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fluffy napalm fairy

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land

Total posts: 3638
Posted:ubblove and hug to those who feel most closely the gap that Woody leaves. I only met him once but he made me laugh a lot. I know that those who knew hhim will find coming to grips with this tricky so I send you all my love .....

hug


Geologists do it in the dirt................ spank

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Mark P
BRONZE Member since Oct 2001

Mark P

old hand
Location: Bath, England

Total posts: 1031
Posted:Dear All,

We have finally got details for woody's funeral.

It will be held in kettering, next Thursday (7th sept). If anyone would like to attend please pm me and I will forward further details.

love and lemons,

Mark P x


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strugz
BRONZE Member since Mar 2002

strugz

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Southampton - Possibly..., Uni...

Total posts: 3964
Posted:eek frown

lemons frown

he was a wire wool legend to me........... on many occasions frown

i dont know what to say..........

hug to all, especially you Mark, you guys always seemed to be joined at the hip with your crazy inventions smile

My thoughts are with you and his family.............

hug


"...We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing......."

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_Stix_


_Stix_

Pooh-Bah
Location: la-la land

Total posts: 2419
Posted:oh my... this is awful to hear.. I've still got his mobile number in my phone used to see you both at free parties and such like - I've not rung it in years tho.. frown



my condolences.



Lemon Launchers AHOY!!! *salutes*

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I honour you as an aspect of myself..

You are never to old to storm a bouncey castle..

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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 1035
Posted:Woody will be greatly missed
Obviously an amazing person who touched many lives

Our condolences

Malcolm, Cherry, Seven and Jesse

 Written by:

from Auriel & Ivan Wood,

"We are woody's parents.

Thank you for all the kind thoughts posted on your site.
We are very touched by woody's popularity in the world of Poi.
The funeral will be at Kettering Crematorium, Albert Munn Chapel, 2.15pm on Thursday 7th September.

We will look foward to meeting any of Scott's friends who would like to be there."




May your balls always burn

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Helz Bellz
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

lovin' it...
Location: Bristol!, United Kingdom

Total posts: 2444
Posted:eek really sad to hear this ubbcrying frown

Thanks to Mark for letting us all know. I met Woody a few times at Glastonbury and Clapham, and will always remember him for lemons and bubble wrap smile

My thoughts & love are with you all.

ubblove hug frown


Live well, love much, laugh often...

Official O.B.E.S.E. cheerleader

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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:I never met Woody, but Jon did, so on Jons behalf and at his request I sent a Lemon engraved with the words "R.I.P. Woody" down the River Tawe in my village. My sister, niece and I watched as it bobbed its way down out of sight towards the sea. Somehow it felt like a fitting tribute to someone that made a lemon flinger.

Rest in Peace Woody.


Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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Mark P
BRONZE Member since Oct 2001

Mark P

old hand
Location: Bath, England

Total posts: 1031
Posted:Thank you everyone for the lovely replies smile

Especially liked Jons and Skullys tribute of lemons.

Have a few more details and some friends have visited the site and decorated the tree (see pic below

Police verdict: Heavy rain, Aquaplane, Cherry tree. Instant. Grid Ref: SP 751506 on A508 near Roade. Streetmap link httphttp://www.streetmap.co.uk/streetmap.dll?G2M?X=475155&Y=250620&A=Y&Z=3 Cherry tree on the west side of road, near a laybay and footpath sign. Look for orange paint on pavement and the tree itself which is now surrounded by lemons and covered in multicoloured 2 foot ribbons. if anyone would like to visit the site please do, taking more lemons and ribbons to add to the tree. httphttp://gallery.phuq.co.uk/Lacrimae-Mundae/IMG_7155

Love and Lemons to everyone

Mark P x


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LMSP
BRONZE Member since Aug 2005

LMSP

veteran
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 1588
Posted:I never met him but I feel so sad to hear a life has been cut short. My heart goes out to everyone who's lives he had touched and felt the overpowering urge to create a picture that combines the love of spinning and lemmons.

I hope nobody thinks I am being rude or that I have no business creating the following as I have never met him or been asked express how I feel through art.
I felt I needed to!



Non-Https Image Link


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Mark P
BRONZE Member since Oct 2001

Mark P

old hand
Location: Bath, England

Total posts: 1031
Posted:LSMP biggrin

Good work, I think the picture is excellent and quite fitting smile Thank you for your support and kind words.

Am going to visit the accident site on the way to the funeral tomorrow. Then we have a large quantity of fireworks, wire wool and paraffin for the wake.

Love, Lemons and hug 's to all,

Mark P x


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LMSP
BRONZE Member since Aug 2005

LMSP

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Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 1588
Posted:If anyone wants to show their respect, they are more than welcome to save the picture and post it in their gallery. I am just thinking what it would look like if the main gallery page had the same picture but with a different hoppers name as the poster. Silly idea but it is given with good intention.

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Pink...?
BRONZE Member since Apr 2002

Pink...?

Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There, United Kingdom

Total posts: 6140
Posted:hug Mark. That's fantastic tribute - all those lemons!

Although i think you should add some bubblewrap there too smile


Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

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Meeko_Kiddo
SILVER Member since Sep 2006

Meeko_Kiddo

journeyman
Location: , USA

Total posts: 84
Posted:I did not know him, but my thoughts and prayers go to his friends and family... I know what its like to lose a special person and its never easy.

Much love


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Carrot_Girl


Carrot_Girl

Close your eyes and make a wish
Location: Preston UK

Total posts: 194
Posted:To all who knew Woody, I'm really sad to hear about your loss.

Peace and love

x


Life is a journey ... not a guided tour.

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kin...

Total posts: 7330
Posted:just wanted to say we remembered woody tonight.

rest in peace beautiful soul ubblove

smallboy, bambam & coleman. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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