Wombles Mural

The Wombles Return to Wimbledon!

The Wombles Return to Wimbledon!

And they’re Wombling free through the town centre

The Wombles are back and  Wombling free with the furry friends taking over a huge wall to spread a message of community environmentalism. The wall, on the rail and tram lines coming into Wimbledon station, was covered in unsightly graffiti, but now features the popular characters with Orinoco in a spot of bother, as usual, with the rest of the team coming to the rescue.

The brainchild of Love Wimbledon, the project was undertaken by Graffiti Kings, and funded by South Western Railway. Love Wimbledon will be working with The Wombles on other environmental campaigns including travel smart, reduce / reuse / recycle and Going Green and colourful signs featuring the characters have been dotted through the station.

Originally created in 1968 by Elizabeth Beresford, The Wombles were the original eco-warriors, living beneath Wimbledon Common and collecting and recycling the litter left behind by the “everyday folk”.  The idea came about when Elizabeth took her young daughter for a walk on the common and she mispronounced it Wombledon Common, with her mum replying that it is where the Wombles live, and so the idea for the story was born.

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