A MEMORIAL plaque could soon be erected to a popular magician who dazzled generations of Pendle youngsters.

Thousands of Pendle children in the 80s and 90s knew ‘Magic Jack’ Ingham, who performed tricks while spreading his Christian message.

He lost his battle with colon cancer in February but the borough’s youth is determined his memory will not be forgotten.

Youth groups have been given a £500 grant by Pendle Council’s Nelson area committee to pay for a plaque to the 64-year-old, who lived in Ronaldsway, Nelson.

Coun Mohammed Iqbal said: “If you went to primary school in the 80s and 90s, like I did, then you will remember with affection the work that Jack did.”

He suggested that the plaque could be installed at the new ACE Centre in Cross Street, Nelson.