A collection of exclusive images depicting life in Copeland in the 19th and 20th centuries is being showcased by The Beacon Museum in Whitehaven.

The photographs are being shared through the museum’s social media channels alongside captions depicting the content and people are invited to share their local knowledge too.

The museum hosts over 10,000 photographs from across Copeland as well as over 5,000 negative images.

Alan Irwin, business development manager, said: “Through unpacking a bit more about the context behind each image that we share, we have already had respondents identify objects, places and long- lost relatives from well over a century ago. We would like to continue that type of feedback where we unpack the wider story behind a simple image and encourage people to share their local knowledge.”