Pathway officially named after Derbyshire legend Jack Reynolds on what would have been his 109th birthday

Family of the late, great Jack Reynolds have turned out for the official unveiling of a lasting tribute in his memory.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 12:50 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 12:58 pm

A pathway has been named Jack Reynolds Way – complete with a sign – in Hollingwood, the village where he lived for most of his life.

It was officially unveiled on Tuesday, on what would have been Jack’s 109th birthday.

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At Jack Reynolds Way are Jack's daughter Jayne Goodwin and great-grandchildren Jack Spencer, Charlie Spencer, Shannon Spencer and Brooke Spencer.
At Jack Reynolds Way are Jack's daughter Jayne Goodwin and great-grandchildren Jack Spencer, Charlie Spencer, Shannon Spencer and Brooke Spencer.

Much-loved Jack – whose charity fundraising exploits captured the hearts of millions of people right across the UK and indeed the world – passed away at the grand old age of 108 in April last year.

Jack Reynolds Way is about halfway up Sycamore Road – where Jack lived with his beloved wife Kathleen – and the pathway leads up to Laurel Crescent.

When the sign was installed earlier this year, Jack’s daughter Jayne Goodwin, 60, of Brimington Common, told the Derbyshire Times: “This is a wonderful tribute to my dad.

“We're all absolutely delighted with it and so proud.

Jack.

“He will never be forgotten.”

Great-great grandfather Jack – who was dubbed ‘Britain’s oldest daredevil’ – made headlines across the globe for achieving four Guinness World Records after his 100th birthday, raising thousands of pounds for many good causes.

He became the oldest person to get a tattoo at 104, the oldest to ride a rollercoaster at 105, the oldest to take on a zip wire at 106 and the oldest to be a supporting artist in a TV show at 107 when he appeared on the Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks.

Jayne with Councillor Glenys Falconer, Chesterfield's Mayor, who attended the official unveiling of the pathway.

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