Donald ROBERTS. "October: Britanny." Guinness calendar. 1975.
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Wednesday, 22 August 2012
The two François pictured during their 1965 "onion season" in Bristol.
A gleaming white ugly duckling nestling among the rosy golden brood.
Monday, 20 August 2012
Getting ready for the fray - Damien, London Johnny.
Flying the colours - Laurent, London Johnny.
Setting up the scene - Damien & his fellow London Johnny, Emmanuel,
together with Olivier, Winchester Johnny.
Piled up amunition to last the two-days' onslaught.
Pierrot, Leeds Johnny.
Let 'em come! - François S., Bristol Johnny.
In the news - André, Edinburgh Johnny.
The life and soul of the party - François Q., Bristol Johnny.
Marie-Thérèse Chapalain, daughter & sister of Perth Johnnies; president of the "Johnnies' world" association.
M-T Chapalain, with her cousin Bastien, Lanelli Johnny.
An English family reading from a children's storybook called "Where are my Onions?"
A bundle of sea rush, collected in the springtime by Pierrot:
the blades serve as backbones for the onion bunches.
Wheat corn, harvested in early August by François S. & Olivier,
provides alternative spines to hold onion strings together.
Vintage English scales, used by Johnnies for over half a century.
The Saint-Pol-de-Léon pipe-band.