Passing of Crop Over’s Creator, Julian Marryshow – By Corrie Scott

R.I.P. Julian Marryshow. Corrie Scott broke the news on Facebook since Tuesday, no so-called Mainstream Media hs done anything yet.

Julian Marryshow, ‘father’ of Crop Over. (Took this wonderful image of Julian a few years ago at his birthday party. His parties are legendary. You start at about noon and you might ‘float’ home about midnight after spending a fabulous day, and night, with friends celebrating.)

Crop Over was revived in 1974 by a board of Tourism Committee headed by Julian Marryshow.”

  • art and Julian Marryshow

story from Nina Gill about Julian Marryshow via Sue Yellin and about the attitude to fine art in Barbados in the 70’s.

“As you probably remember Douglas and I were good friends with Julian, one afternoon, we dropped by to see him and the house was completely open and he was not home. We went back the next day and the next, at various times, and he was never home and the house always wide open. We were completely concerned, Douglas made some phone calls and was told that he was out of the country in England.

We went by to see him again after his return, and told him that the house was completely open , so who ever was looking after the house should be reprimanded. Julian’s comment was, “oh no one was in charge of the house, just me. When we asked if he knew that he had left the house completely open, windowns and doors,. Julian said the only thing in the house worth stealing was art work, and the day that Barbadians became interested in stealing art he would rejoice and lock the house up.

An amazing character.”
Love, Nina (Gill)

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  1. My family and friends stayed at his house (Treetops) several times. It was an absolute pleasure to meet and talk to this wonderful man. Sadly no longer with us, but he did have a long and interesting life.



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