WHEN two leek clubs pooled their resources almost a decade ago - they developed one big colourful show.

The Allen Valley and King's Head Leek Club is renowned not only for its prize leeks, but also for the vast array of other vegetables and flowers it showcases.

Now the event, which was established in 2011, is set to make a return to one of its former venues this weekend, the King's Head pub in Allendale.

Historically, the Allen Valley Leek Club met in Catton, while the King's Head club always held its shows at the pub, in the Market Place.

"This is the eighth show since the two clubs amalgamated, said joint secretary John Short.

"Since then we have held the show in Allendale Village Hall, but Dave Stevenson, landlord at the King's Head pub, has asked us to go back there."

There will be competitions in various categories for members of the club, and non-members, in the open section.

"It's always a good show," said John, "and once again we are expecting a good number of entries.

"It has been a difficult growing season, but that never seems to stop our enthusiastic exhibitors from producing something special."

Last year's event was a memorable one for Bryen Myers (CORRECT), who won the leek show, and picked up several trophies for his vegetables and flowers.

Mark Henderson, Robin Rutter and David Thirlwell were also among the winners, while Doug Murray enjoyed success in several categories.

The show will open to the public at 5.30pm on Saturday (SEP 8).