Wombles mural cleans up graffiti in Wimbledon
A large wall next to Wimbledon railway station that was previously covered in unsightly graffiti has been repainted with a mural of the Wombles.
It shows some of the new-look Wombles painting the wall under the guidance of Tobermory, though Orinoco’s having a bit of trouble with a paint tin. Madame Cholet provides a basket of cakes, while Great Uncle Bulgaria surveys the scene with a nice cup of tea.
The 15m x 3.5m mural was created by street artists Graffiti Kings, and has been given a protective anti-graffiti coating to preserve it. It was commissioned by the Love Wimbledon Business Improvement District and supported by South Western Railway, and unveiled on 16 October.
There are also large signs with environmental messages featuring the Wombles above the doorways of Wimbledon station foyer: ‘Love where you live’, ‘Travel smarter’, ‘Rethink reuse recycle’ and ‘Go green’.
You can see the mural along the railway path by walking down the side of Little Waitrose (opposite the railway station forecourt), or behind Tuition House. If you’re passing through by train, look out just to the west of the station.
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Have you seen our newly-installed signage in Wimbledon Station in collaboration with @womblesofficial and @SW_Help ? We hope that these bring joy, vibrancy and help to drive a strong eco message throughout the community #LoveLocal #LoveWimbledon 💚 pic.twitter.com/1e275NXBvM— lovewimbledon (@lovewimbledon) October 14, 2020
We're so glad that you loved the new @womblesofficial signage gracing Wimbledon Station. But we're not done yet.. Keep your eyes peeled for our BIG news tomorrow! 👀😜#LoveLocal #LoveWimbledon @GraffitiKINGS @SW_Help pic.twitter.com/ltUqYMjcFv— lovewimbledon (@lovewimbledon) October 15, 2020
Thanks to @GraffitiKINGS and @lovewimbledon for arranging such a wonderful mural for @SW_Help. I popped down to Wimbledon to take a look for myself, they got the hat and scarf just right! 🧣- Orinoco pic.twitter.com/iHgbVQ1lng— The Wombles (@womblesofficial) October 16, 2020
If you find yourself near Wimbledon station, do have a look for our lovely new mural. I went down to see it for myself. It really captures the fun we have at the burrow! Thanks to @GraffitiKINGS, @SonyaParraUK and @lovewimbledon for putting it all together. 🧣🎨 - Orinoco pic.twitter.com/YYKjTuJRJN— The Wombles (@womblesofficial) October 16, 2020
Thanks for visiting Orinoco! It's great to have The Wombles back. Thank you for travelling smarter by taking the tram!#WomblesLoveWimbledon @womblesofficial @TramLondon @Heidi_LDN pic.twitter.com/dzZFiAnKMc— lovewimbledon (@lovewimbledon) October 16, 2020
We love the full view of The Wombles mural in Wimbledon Town Centre - the perfect outdoors selfie spot! Blossoming out of hibernation in January, our furry childhood favourites are back to encourage us all to do more for our local environment. pic.twitter.com/byiPc3Q6Fm— lovewimbledon (@lovewimbledon) October 16, 2020
A big thank to @CCInfraServices for applying an anti-graffiti protective layer to our latest mural with @womblesofficial @SW_Help. We hope this improves the aesthetic of the railway path and proves to be a more enjoyable walk for those entering the town this way! #LoveLocal pic.twitter.com/udC3QU1Q9M— lovewimbledon (@lovewimbledon) October 23, 2020
Who doesn’t love a good photo opp? I’ve taken over Wimbledon Town Centre & I’m burrowing my way into the @lovewimbledon offices as we speak. I’ll be taking over their social media tomorrow, along with the other Wombles so stay tuned! – Orinoco #WomblesTakeover @womblesofficial pic.twitter.com/VNHnJFoutN— lovewimbledon (@lovewimbledon) October 20, 2020
WOMBLES TAKEOVER! Our favourite furry childhood friends @womblesofficial have burrowed their way into our offices, to take over our social media today (9am-4pm). We're putting our feet up & letting the eco-warriors tell you how to do more for our environment! Spread the word.. pic.twitter.com/xnn22U29eu— lovewimbledon (@lovewimbledon) October 21, 2020
Make a green change to your travel by walking, cycling or running and be eco-warriors just like us. We prefer to bounce… How will you be travelling smarter? – Orinoco 🚴♀️🚶🛹🛼 #TravelSmarter #WomblesTakeover #WomblesLoveWimbledon @womblesofficial pic.twitter.com/9xnNW0ew7D— lovewimbledon (@lovewimbledon) October 21, 2020
I heard Love Wimbledon planted 250 trees in town 🌳🌲 Us @womblesofficial would love more trees so we can burrow all over Wimbledon, improve air quality & protect biodiversity. How are you improving your local area? – Great Uncle Bulgaria #GoGreen #WomblesTakeover pic.twitter.com/tDVdZAmJWI— lovewimbledon (@lovewimbledon) October 21, 2020
I’m always thinking up new ways to reuse and recycle. See these lovely ideas for where and what you can recycle in Wimbledon: https://t.co/DpOC9EutVx♻️💚 Together we can create a #PlasticFreeWimbledon – Orinoco #RethinkRecycleReuse #WomblesTakeover #WomblesLoveWimbledon pic.twitter.com/XkLFJwJqeD— lovewimbledon (@lovewimbledon) October 21, 2020
Being back in Wimbledon has made me feel the love ❤️ What do you love most about Wimbledon? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below – Orinoco @womblesofficial #WomblesTakeover #WomblesLoveWimbledon pic.twitter.com/INXoNJzPtS— lovewimbledon (@lovewimbledon) October 21, 2020
Thank you to Love Wimbledon for allowing a Womble to take over their social media. I will be heading back to the burrow now for a nice cup of tea and one of Madame Cholet’s delicious cakes ☕️🍰 Remember to #LoveWhereYouLive, wherever you are! #WomblesTakeover @womblesofficial pic.twitter.com/nHHQFmTH7d— lovewimbledon (@lovewimbledon) October 21, 2020
A big thank you to Orinoco & Great Uncle Bulgaria for their #WomblesTakeover of our social media yesterday, allowing us to put our feet up & enjoy numerous cups of tea ☕️ We hope that their environmental messages inspired a greener you! #WomblesLoveWimbledon @womblesofficial pic.twitter.com/4BXIfjrixb— lovewimbledon (@lovewimbledon) October 22, 2020