A Weymouth photographer has shared fond memories of DJ Steve Wright, who died this week at the age of 69.

The late DJ presented programmes on BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2 for more than four decades, and in August 1994, he took to the stage at Weymouth beach for the Radio One Roadshow.

Local photographer Idris Martin captured the day’s events as Steve Wright greets audience members.

Click into our photo gallery above to see pictures of Steve Wright in Weymouth plus more photos of crowds at the roadshow

He recalls how the beach was packed with music fans who turned out to see big name acts performing such as Scottish singer-songwriter Lulu.

READ MORE: Memories of Radio 1 Roadshows in Weymouth

Dorset Echo:

Idris said: “I spoke to him on a couple of occasions, and he posed for lots of photographs. It was a very zany show, and he was a very accommodating guy.

“You don’t realise how iconic something is at the time. Looking back, it’s a part of Weymouth and Portland history. I’ve not seen anything like it and never seen so many people on the beach as there were for when Steve was presenting the Radio One Roadshow.”

Idris also recalls how accommodating Steve was of everyone in attendance, particularly towards disabled people in the audience.

Dorset Echo:

“There were four guys in wheelchairs who were right front of the stage and Steven went down to speak to them. I didn’t get to have a conversation with him, but he couldn’t wait to be in the crowd, climbing over barriers and wandering out into the crowd. He was just a man of the people really.”

Many people have taken to social media to pay tribute to the late DJ and share their memories of his appearance in Weymouth.

One Twitter user said: “RIP to the absolute legend Steve Wright. So many summers in Weymouth on the beach with him doing the roadshows and of course listening to his show on Radio 2 for decades.”

Another tweet read: “I used to love seeing Steve Wright on the radio one roadshow in Bournemouth, Weymouth and Southsea! He knew how to entertain a crowd! He was the best!”