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By PHILIP CHANDLER

For the third year running, traffic was halted on Queenstown’s Edith Cavell Bridge, last Monday at noon, to allow a special Anzac Day tradition to continue.

Nearby resident, bagpiper Graeme Glass, stepped onto the bridge to play the lament, Nurse Edith Cavell, in honour of the World War I British nurse the bridge is named after.

Cavell helped hundreds of Allied soldiers escape German-occupied Belgium, but was executed for her troubles.

Glass, who also played another lament, Hector the Hero, says he was surprised by the number of people from surrounding Arthurs Point who turned up.

Another nearby resident, Victoria Anderson, originally came up with the idea for the tribute which was again organised by Arthurs Point-based councillor Craig ‘Ferg’ Ferguson.

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