A West Cumbrian town is hosting a photographic exhibition to explore the area’s rich history.

Egremont Town Council has organised the event in the Market Hall and it is now open to the public.

Elaine Woodburn of Egremont Town Council said: “The exhibition was originally on display in Whitehaven but has now moved to Egremont.

“Giving more people the opportunity to see it has already proved popular.

“It is also a chance to show off what an amazing facility the Market Hall is."

She continued: “Hopefully, it will make more people visit Egremont and give the town a much needed boost.

“It’s surprising to see so many familiar places and it shows how great Copeland can be.

“The exhibit highlights how we have overcame difficulties in the past which is really good for people with what’s been happening.”

The exhibition runs until until November 5 and is open between 10am and 3.30pm.

Business owner Gerard Richardson helped with providing the photographs and LLW in Drigg provided funding for the exhibition.

Visitors can also buy a snowflake which can be placed on the 'memory tree' at the upcoming Christmas Fayre.

The snowflake will be hung on the tree in memory of a friend or loved one.

Mr Richardson said: "It's important to know about our past and I think people have become more nostalgic over the pandemic.

"It allows us to look back on happier times and create fond memories."