THE family of a popular Bridgwater baker are continuing her legacy, and helping give something back to her beloved town this Christmas.

Judith Legg, who ran the well-known Judith’s Bakery in St John Street for nearly 30 years, passed away in July this year.

Now, her family are helping Bridgwater Carnival by continuing Judith’s tradition of displaying Christmas lights at her home.

Jude’s sister Joy Notaro said: “We thought it would be nice to continue Jude’s yearly tradition and have her Christmas lights put up around the house.

“What once started as just a Christmas Tree and a few lights soon grew. Jude saw the local children and families enjoyed the Christmas lights and she would add more each year.

“As she loved Bridgwater we thought it would be appropriate to try and give something back to the town.

“One of her favourite things was carnival, so with the support of the Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Committee, we will be taking donations on their behalf.”

If you are passing by Jude’s home at 56 Westonzoyland Road and would like to make a donation you can safely pop it through the letterbox where it will be forwarded directly to the carnival committee.

The lights were switched on at 5pm on Sunday (December 1), with Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival president Mike Crocker joining members of Judith’s family.

Mr Crocker said: “I am certain that Judith would be absolutely thrilled that her family decided to uphold her Christmas lights tradition for one more year.

“She was renowned and admired for the displays she created every year and this year’s lights are a fitting tribute to her memory – she would be very proud. Judith was a great supporter of carnival and this gesture is very much appreciated.”