A REMEMBRANCE Sunday parade will be replaced by a virtual tribute this year in an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Chinnor Parish Council confirmed that the usual event to honour fallen heroes will not take place and instead laying the wreaths at the war memorial will be streamed on social media followed by a two-minute silence.

Announcing the cancellation on Facebook the council wrote: "In recent years the Remembrance parade, Act of Remembrance at the war memorial and church service have grown in numbers and we have seen a wonderful turnout.

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"This year in order to avoid mass gathering there will not be a parade.

"The laying of wreaths at the Chinnor War Memorial will take place over Remembrance weekend with wreaths being laid by organisational representatives."

The council urged anyone who would like visit the memorial to do it on their own.