A TOWN’s beloved horticultural show is set to return - despite a fire devastating much of the produce.

A collection of giant fruit and vegetables is set to be the centrepiece of Dalton horticultural show, which takes place on Saturday.

Organisers have said the show will bigger and better than previous years as it returns with a new venue.

Previously held at Dalton’s community centre, this year’s show is taking place at Charnley’s Home and Garden.

A fire ripped through Dalton Horticultural Society’s allotment, close to the grounds of Dowdales School in January.

“It destroyed everything,” Don Hillman, the chairman of the society said.

The fire was tackled by firefighters for almost two hours.

The blaze was said to have destroyed a number of plants and vegetables being grown for the show as well as all the group’s gardening tools.

Following the fire, the community came together to support the horticultural society.

B&Q let the group have 50 per cent off tools and equipment.

Mr Hillman said: “We were wondering if it was worth it going ahead with after we lost everything.

“It’s only because we received so much support from the community that it is.”

The show starts at Charnley’s, in Crooklands Terrace, at 10am and lasts until 4pm. There will be flowers and vegetables on show as well as number of craft tables.The show is set to take place over two days next year.