Welcome to our Wombles page
The Wombles are fictional pointy-nosed, furry creatures that live in
burrows, where they aim to help the environment by collecting and
recycling rubbish in creative ways. Wombles were created by author
Elisabeth Beresford, and originally appeared in a series of children's
novels from 1968.

Although Wombles supposedly live in every country in the world,
Beresford's stories are concerned with the lives of the inhabitants of the
burrow on Wimbledon Common in London, England.

The characters gained a higher national profile in the UK in the
mid-1970s as a result of a BBC commissioned children's television show
which used stop motion animation. A number of spin-off novelty songs
also became hits in the British music charts.

The Wombles pop group was the idea of British singer and composer
Mike Batt.
The Womble motto is "Make Good Use of Bad Rubbish". This
environmentally friendly message was a reflection of the growing
environmental movement of the 1970s.