Giant leek growing tradition 'under threat'
There are fears the great North East tradition of prize leek growing will soon become a thing of the past.
The growing of prize leeks, and other giant vegetables, has its roots in the region's mining heritage, when it offered pitmen a welcome hobby out in the fresh air.
But with only a handful of leek shows remaining, there are concerns that this proud northern tradition could soon be lost forever.
A handful of leek men in Ashington, Northumberland, stoically keep the tradition alive.
The full report can be seen on Inside Out, North East & Cumbria on BBC One at 19:30 on Monday 19 October.
19 Oct 2015