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The Wombles are fictional characters created by British author Elisabeth Beresford, originally appearing in a series of children’s novels from 1968.

Wombles are pointy-nosed furry creatures (though the characters in the original books resembled ordinary ‘teddy bears’) that live in burrows, where they help the environment by recycling rubbish in useful and ingenious ways. This “green” message was ahead of its time in the 1970s, though shared at the time by the popular science-fiction programme Doctor Who. Although Wombles live in every country in the world, the stories focus on the life of the Wimbledon Common burrow in London, England. Beresford reportedly invented the name “Womble” when one of her children referred to Wimbledon Common as “Wombledon Common”; “womble” is, to some, an inherently funny word. “Wombles” is also a nickname of AFC Wimbledon. Fans have many terrace songs in which “Wombles” are referred to.

All the songs were written and performed by Mike Batt.


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  • frankiefrogfive

    black mental

    10 Aug 9:29am Reply
  • Gravejr

    Are the The Wombles are the greatest band ever?

    15 May 2011 Reply
  • boeoz

    Progressive rock, haha. Tempted to tag this with metal for the lolz...

    6 Jan 2011 Reply
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  • RodolfoNetto


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  • klauw


    7 Nov 2009 Reply
  • branleur

    Lol @ emo.

    7 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Dario_Western

    I agree with alongwaltz, why the hell have they been tagged as emo?! The Wombles are one of Britain's best pop acts ever, even though they were fictional characters. Certainly showed more musical verve and versatility than some of the other stuff that was marketed towards the kids at the time (e.g. Bay City Rollers).

    2 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Mearick

    Remember you're a Womble!

    7 Jun 2009 Reply
  • alongwaltz

    Emo? hahaha wtf

    6 Jan 2009 Reply
  • robbot

    Wish it would be easier to get these songs. Had them on cassette when I was a kid, which is now gone. Anyone know a torrent or smt? Most I miss Orinoco kid I think. What song do you think is the best one?

    26 Aug 2008 Reply
  • josecharts

    love this :D

    24 Dec 2007 Reply
  • Andreahhhh

    wow so now I fkng LOVE THE WOMBLES

    23 Nov 2007 Reply
  • robrainford

    Join my Wombles Group!!!!

    27 Sep 2006 Reply
  • gregsfm

    remember you're a womble =D

    6 Jun 2006 Reply

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