Well, I've always been an enthusiastic Womble fan. Whether it's the Wombles' songs (Remember you're a Womble) or their recycling message, I just loved them all.
There were several Womble characters... Madame Cholet, Uncle Bulgaria, Orinoco, Tobermory and Bungo. Tomsk, Alderney & Wellington were also Wombles. And they were all committed to recyling
The Wombles of Wimbldon story was written by Elizabeth Beresford, (who lived on the island of Alderney) and the the Wombles hit our TV screens back in the 1970s.
In recent years the Wombles caused quite a stir when they appeared at Glastonbury, not quite where you'd expect to see Wombles, as they normally reside wombling free on Wimbledon Common. But the Wombles' message is as relevant as ever - one of recycling, to Make Good use of Bad Rubbish.
And here's some of the Wombles' famous song...
Underground, overground, Wombling free,
The Wombles of Wimbledon Common are we,
Making good use of the things that we find,
The things that those every day folk leave behind....
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Orinoco was the fattest, greediest and laziest
of the Wombles, often to be found
having a nap while the others
were clearing up rubbish from the Common.
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