Well known Portadown businessman passes away

Gerald Black.
Gerald Black.

Tributes have been paid to well known Portadown businessman Gerald Black, who passed away yesterday.

Mr Black was the owner of Bannview, a luxury bed and breakfast at Portmore Street in the town.

Gerald had run Bannview since 1977 along with his wife Mrs Joan Black.

He was a familiar figure not only in the town’s business life but also in sporting circles - particularly angling and bowls.

A family friend said, “Gerald was a true gentlemen and will be a sad loss to the town.”