Cheese, pies and gingerbread are among the goods on offer at a traders fair in Whitehaven on Friday.

It is part of a jam-packed programme of events which are being held in St Nicholas' Gardens over the summer.

Whitehaven Town Council has organised a host of family activities, with the help of local businessman Gerard Richardson MBE.

The events are designed to bring families back into the town centre and to showcase St Nicholas’ Gardens.

On Friday there will be 26 stalls with Cumbrian traders selling a range of food, drinks and other goods to suit all tastes.

Exhibitors include The Mawbray Cheese Company, Pie Demand, Grasmere Gingerbread, Y-tea, Xocolate, Ennerdale Brewery, Blessings Bakery, and ZoraLou Organics.

Bransty Primary School will be selling their biscuits and The Green Room Restaurant will be offering food samples.

The NHS will also be there to do blood pressure checks.

Mr Richardson is encouraging as many people as possible to attend the event.

He said: "Im thrilled for the town that we've had such a cracking response to the call for Cumbrian traders to take part in the market.

"The gardens are going to look fabulous and with Father's Day around the corner, I think shoppers will love the extra choices available to them.

"We haven't had this many Cumbrian stalls since the last Maritime Festival so it's very exciting. We've got some fabulous goods on sale from crafts to gingerbread and beer so what's not to like?"

The event takes place on Friday between 10am and 5pm.