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New Wombles exhibit opens doors in Alderney

Posted Tue 17th July 2012 at 11:33

A NEW wombles exhibition has opened in Alderney.

It was opened by Kate Robertson, daughter of the Elisabeth Beresford, the Alderney resident who dreamed up the creatures.

A troupe of Keep Fit Association Sunbeams paraded up Victoria Street and singers from Wine and Song sang Remember You're a Womble, and a lifesize womble danced along the street. Ms Robertson said the exhibition was a wonderful tribute to her mother and it brought back a lot of memories for her.

The museum features original womble toys, Liza's own desk and typewriter and books and scripts.

'When I came in through the door of the exhibition I was amazed - every aspect of her life is here,' said Ms Robertson. 'This desk - with the 'triper' as she called her typewriter- is exactly how I remember it,'she said. "I have very fond memories of her clacking away on it and telling me not to interrupt her, and me begging to read whatever she had written. She wrote 150 books on that typewriter. I used to bring typewriter ribbons over for her.

'My mother would have adored the exhibition and be very proud that Alderney had done this for her. She really adored Alderney and it gave her a lot of inspiration. They've done a fantastic job.'

The exhibition is open Monday to Saturday and is staffed by volunteers.

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