RESIDENTS found other ways to mark Remembrance Sunday this year, as the traditional event could not go ahead due to the pandemic.

Bill Moy, the mayor of Droitwich Spa, said it had been the first time there had been no formal parade, public service or gathering on Remembrance Sunday.

Instead organisations and individuals were encouraged to lay wreaths at the memorial in Victoria Square during the week before Remembrance Sunday.

He added there was to be a small formal gathering of dignitaries at 11am on Armistice Day, but again people would be encouraged to mark this from home.

And in a moving tribute St Richard’s House was illuminated in poppies in a tribute organised by the Royal British Legion working with Droitwich Town Council.

Alex Sinton, leader of Droitwich Spa Town Council added: "Unfortunately we cannot hold our normal Remembrance Day Parade in Droitwich Spa this year but the illumination of St Richard’s House with poppies is one of a number of covid-friendly tributes to the fallen."