Readers have reacted with hope and positivity to the news that a company has come forward to provide replacements images after an outdoor photograph exhibition was vandalised.

Canon, a photography company, has come forward to provide the images, which will be in a new location at on Sugar Tongue Whitehaven Marina.

The new photographs show historic images of Whitehaven from over the years some are the same but there are some new additions.

The images are there to promote the full exhibition that has been taking place in The Beacon Museum, also on the town’s Marina.

Talking about the image replacements, Client Services Manager at Canon, Dean Hodgson said the company has a "social impact commitment of giving back to the local community".

Mr Hodgson, who is local to the area, said they reached out to offer support after seeing a social media post that showed the damage caused to the outdoor exhibition.

He said it is "important for towns to showcase their history" by "educating the public".

To keep the images safe and to avoid any further acts of vandalism the photos are now placed in an area covered by CCTV.

They have also been printed onto a stronger metallic material which will avoid them being broken as two were previously.

Here's what you, the readers, had to say.

Chris Hayes, Mayor of Whitehaven, commented: "Thank you Canon and of course Dean it is very much appreciated."

Mike Hawkins, who is a Cumbria County Councillor, said: "Nice gesture well done canon."

Susan Graham echoed the words of Chris and Mike, saying: "Well done Canon."