Remembering the French 'Onion Johnnies' who became part of Scottish life

For decades, the 'Onion Johnnies' brought a piece of the north of France to Scotland and sold their distinctive pink onions door-to-door.
'Onion Johnnie'  Andre Tenguy in Edinburgh in 1948.'Onion Johnnie'  Andre Tenguy in Edinburgh in 1948.
'Onion Johnnie' Andre Tenguy in Edinburgh in 1948.

The Onion Johnnies became familiar to many, with the groups of workers living in basic conditions for little money as they tried to scrape a living. But some of them stayed - and found a true home in Scotland.