Mark Wallinger


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The Underground, National Rail and the Croydon Tramlink all depart from Wimbledon station.
Laddie the Airedale Terrier was based at the station for six years, before retiring in 1956. During his time there, he collected £5,000 pounds in the change box on his back. In 1960, when Laddie sadly passed away, his body was stuffed, placed in a glass box, and given back to Wimbledon station, where he continued to collect for charity. He was removed in 1990 and is now a part of British Rail’s collection.
Nearby is Wimbledon Common, home to children’s author Elisabeth Beresford’s fictional Wombles, whose hobby was to recycle and collect rubbish. Wimbledon ladies Rugby Football Club is affectionately known as ‘The Wombles’, as demonstrated by its mascot, Alderney.

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posted by: Clara on 5 November 2016 at 11:33 am

It’s a plearuse to find someone who can identify the issues so clearly

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