A POPULAR fireworks display will return tonight after taking a hiatus last year.

Jon Gabb, who has organised the display in Southill, Weymouth, for more than 20 years, says he will pay tribute to his mother Jean at the show after she passed away in October last year.

Mr Gabb said it was too difficult to organise a display in 2018, but has been rallying the community to help with his plans to shoot 100 red heart fireworks into the air this year in memory of loved one.

Usually held in mid-November, the free display has attracted thousands of revellers in the past and raised hundreds of pounds for good causes.

Tonight's event at Southill Shopping Centre will be open from 6.30pm with the fireworks display scheduled to kick off at 8pm.

There will be music and entertainment, a bar, barbecue and stalls.

Mr Gabb said previously that the red heart fireworks would not be launched at the same time but they would be released in a sequence as the penultimate feature of the main display.

He added that his parents were the original 'founders' of the Southill fireworks, after they used to hold an annual display in their garden with more and more people watching every year until it grew into a full show.