MORE than 25 years ago, Radio 1 brought its annual summer roadshow to Weymouth.

Echo reader and local photographer Idris Martin has shared some photographs from 1994, when DJ Steve Wright took to the stage on Weymouth Beach.

Idris recalls how Scottish singer-songwriter Lulu was the star of the show. Having recently performed a single with Take That, there were rumours that the band themselves would appear, but the audience wasn't so lucky. Regardless, Idris remembers an atmosphere of "noise and total mayhem" as people celebrated the summer to the sounds of their favourite stars.

Mire memories of Radio 1's courtesy of Karly Wills in the final two pictures.

The beach was packed with music fans who turned out to see big name acts performing. It is believed these photos are of the 1989 summer roadshow, presented by DJ Simon Mayo.

Teen pop idols Bros can be seen in the second photo. Although Karly also has a picture of a young Kylie Minogue performing, it is thought that this photo was taken at the Exmouth or Lyme Regis shows, which the I Should Be So Lucky singer did attend.

Karly, of Weymouth, remembers: "My nan Yvonne Ablett actually stopped Simon Mayo coming along the seafront one year (she was a traffic warden and told to stop all traffic) - I think she took it a bit too far! It was a bit late starting that year!"

Many of you remember getting up early for the roadshow to secure your place at the front of the stage. Other memories include Tom Robinson of 2, 4, 6, 8 Motorway fame singing, a 'bits and pieces' quiz on the beach, Radio 1 holding a disco at Weymouth Pavilion, The Pasadenas performing and Mike Reid presenting and trying to wear Jumping Jimmy Thunders' crown. DJ Tony Blackburn was another famous face (and voice) who came to present the roadshow.

The Radio 1 roadshows ran from the 1970s through to the 1990s and visited coastal towns across the UK, with DJs playing live sets and meeting local people.

The final event was hosted by Chris Moyles in Brighton in 1999, before the roadshow was replaced by One Big Sunday - a series of one-day pop concerts held in major cities across the country.

These have since been replaced by the single two-day event, BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend.

Please get in touch to share your memories or photographs of the time some of the country's biggest DJs came to Weymouth.