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I see Britain’s favourite eco-warriors, the Wombles, are set to recycle their careers after their announcement on April 22 that they will perform together for the first time in years at the Glastonbury Festival.

Great Uncle Bulgaria and the gang are reforming to play the Avalon stage at Glastonbury on June 26. All four of their gold-achieving albums, plus the soundtrack to the 1977 film ‘Wombling Free’, are to be released ahead of their performance.

The five members of the band had a string of hits in the 1970s including such songs as ‘Remember you’re a Womble’ before they finally split in 1976.

The band was based on the children’s TV programme The Wombles about fictional pointy-nosed, furry creatures that live in burrows and help the environment by collecting and recycling rubbish in useful and ingenious ways.

They were usually found scuttling about on Wimbledon Common and featured in a total of five novels by the writer Elizabeth Beresford.

Come on Victoria Theatre and book The Wombles. They were a very good show back in 1970s.

Max Hey