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Every Thursday evening during the lockdown and the clap for NHS workers, a piper would appear in the roads at Noak Bridge Village – the stirring sounds of his bagpipes ringing out before he was seen.
The morale of residents would be raised by the sight and sound of the single mystery piper.
No one knew who it was, but it turned out to be Simon Bredin and he’d been a resident for 17 years.
On Sunday July 5, to round off his tribute to the NHS Simon and his partner Amanda and members of the Epping Pipe and Drum Band marched through Bridge Street to the green where they played whilst residents clapped in appreciation for the NHS celebrating its 72nd Anniversary.