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Wombles Annual 1975

This is a hardback Wombles annual from 1975. The Wombles were created by Elisabeth Beresford in the late 1960s but became nationally popular during the 1970s thanks to their television show. The Wombles’ habits of recycling rubbish into useful items reflected the growing ecology movement in 1970s Britain.

 

“Carry On Collecting” is a project set up by the Museum of Hartlepool to collect objects which represent everyday life in the town and beyond, from the 1950s through to the present day. The collection also attempts to represent the diversity of the people of Hartlepool over the past 60 years.

 

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Taken on February 17, 2012