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This old cycle and these pinkish onions (one of the symbols of the city), placed in front of the shop window of a creperie, indicate that she is opened.
Onion Johnny is the nickname given to the breton farmers and agricultural laborers that sell distinctive pink onions door-to-door in England, Wales and Scotland.

Although having declined in number since the 1950s to the point where only a few remained, the Onion Johnny was once very common, and with the renewed interest since the late 1990s by the farmers and the public in small-scale agriculture, numbers have recently made a small recovery. Dressed in striped shirt and beret, riding a bicycle hung with onions, the Onion Johnny became the stereotypical image of the Frenchman, who was in the past probably the only contact that the ordinary British had with France.

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