LOOK at these whoppers!
Gardeners were showcasing their bumper produce at the annual Burnside Workingmen’s Club’s Leek show this week.
Leek man Jackie McKitten wowed the crowds with his giant leeks, which, measuring in at more than 351 cubic inches for the pair, scooped him the overall winner’s prize.
His crop is understood to be among the “most outstanding” in the North East, according to organisers.
Jack Belton, secretary and treasurer at the Fence Houses Burnside Leek Club, said their show has been going for more than 40 years and is still very popular.
He said: “People from all over come to see it, because they all say we have such a good show.
“Some of the vegetables are even good enough to be entered into open shows.”
“Jackie’s leeks are really good at the moment. No-one can touch him. It tends to go in spates.
“Someone will get a good strain of leek and keep winning for a few years then someone else will get one.”
Jack said: “We are a small club. The number of members is generally about 14, but everyone loves coming for the banter.
“We are a really friendly group and we all get on together.”