Sunday 26 September 2010


We went to Lymington on Saturday, where there's a market in the high street of the old Georgian town. The market is a good place to get local farm produce from the New Forest, but this onion seller and his produce had travelled a bit further.

There is a tradition of French onion sellers coming across to England from Roscoff in Brittany. In the post war years and into the 1950's many would bring a bicycle as cheap transport and an efficient way to carry their wares. This chap comes to Lymington in autumn most years and continues the traditional characterisation with his beret and bicycle, although I did notice a French registered van parked just around the corner.

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