Barnes and Mullins

Barnes and Mullins

Brian Justice 1929-2017

The extended family of Brian Justice are sad to report that Brian passed away peacefully on Monday 4th September at the age of 88.
Until his retirement, Brian was the owner and Managing Director of Cross and Ticher Ltd. During his varied career, Brian was responsible for the development, sales and distribution of consumer goods from the former East Germany (GDR) into the UK market. He had a special interest and renowned passion in guitars, wind, stringed instruments and pianos manufactured in the former East Germany. After German reunification in 1989, Brian played a significant role in assisting the former East German musical instrument manufacturing industry with the transition from state control to the free market economy.
Before his retirement Brian actively supported the trade associations of the music instrument industry. He will be sadly missed by all those whose lives and careers were enriched by him during his lifetime.
He leaves behind a beloved family, his wife Jean, a son Matthew, his wife Jessica and two grandchildren Adam and Freya.
Brian’s funeral will take place at 13:00 at the Kent & Sussex Crematorium in Tunbridge Wells at 13:00 on 28th September, wake to follow at 14:30 at The Old Vine, Wadhurst, TN5 6ER.
A short interview given by Brian in 2008 to the NAMM Oral History Programme can be found at https://www.namm.org/library/oral-history/brian-justice

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