R.I.P. Elisabeth Beresford – Bye Womble-Mum


(via io9)

Elisabeth Beresford, Erfinderin der Wombles, eine meiner ersten TV-Erinnerungen überhaupt, ist vergangene Woche im Alter von 92 84 Jahren gestorben. Die Wombles waren Viecher, die aus Müll tolle Sachen machten, ein Vorläufer der heutigen DIY-Kultur in den 60s und 70s quasi. Vom Guardian: Elisabeth Beresford obituary – Prolific writer who enjoyed her greatest success with the recycling Wombles.

Elisabeth Beresford, who has died aged 84, enjoyed her greatest success with the creation of the Wombles. The family motto of the colourful underground creatures – "making good use of bad rubbish" – sprang from a concern of the writer's that chimed with the growing ecological awareness of the next four decades. Famously, the inspiration for the figures came on a Boxing Day walk on Wimbledon Common, south-west London, during which her daughter, Kate, misnamed it Wombledon Common.

Youtube-User Ginzmann hat 28 deutsche Folgen der Wombles in seinen Uploads versteckt, die habe ich in dieser Playlist zusammengefasst.