Our latest addition to Wimbledon’s budding art scene – a Wombles mural!
Our furry friends are back in Wimbledon, and have come to the rescue to help clean up some unsightly graffiti in the town.
Blossoming out of hibernation in January, our favourite childhood characters are back (albeit with a slight new look) to encourage us all to do more for our local environment.
This mural depicts The Wombles painting a wall, to cover the unsightly anti-social graffiti which occupied it, and as always, Orinoco has got in a spot of bother. But of course, the rest of the team are on hand to help out; Tobermory, Alderney, Madame Cholet (with her basket of baked goodies) and Great Uncle Bulgaria (sipping his tea or helping out – we’ll let you decide). You can get yourself a selfie with Great Uncle Bulgaria.
There’s nothing better than a big warm welcome into Wimbledon from The Wombles. The wall art brings smiles to local residents, commuters and visitors entering the town and on their way way to London, by tram and from Croydon and the rest of the South West region.
Love Wimbledon and The Wombles are bringing joint environmental campaigns right to the heart of Wimbledon. If you are passing through Wimbledon Station look at the boards in the foyer below the windows, brightening up the station and spreading the environmental love throughout the community. So Wimbledonians, as The Womble say, this is the time to travel smart, reduce/reuse/recycle, go green and love everything local!
Great Uncle Bulgaria commented:
‘We encourage everyone living, working and shopping in Wimbledon to adopt positive environmental behaviours. If we all do our bit, we can make the town the greenest in the country. We hope everyone likes our #WomblesLoveWimbledon message around the town. You’ll spot Tobermory, Alderney, Madame Cholet and Orinoco doing their bit to remove graffiti. I will be drinking a nice cup of tea whilst they are hard at work’.
The Wombles are very much at home in Wimbledon #WomblesLoveWimbledon.
You can find them painted beside the railway tracks in Wimbledon (walk down the side of Little Waitrose, behind Tuition House offices or in Wimbledon station foyer).
Remember that now more than ever, people are recognising the fragility of our planet and the need to be kinder to our environment. So, we’ve put together ideas for how you can shop, eat and live greener in Wimbledon. Visit our Sustainable Wimbledon page.
You can follow Love Wimbledon (@lovewimbledon), The Wombles (@womblesofficial) and The Graffiti Kings (@GraffitiKINGS) on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
*A big thank you to South Western Railway, The Graffiti Kings, The Wombles and of course our Wimbledonians for all your support!