Robert Barr (businessman)

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Robert Barr (12 December 1888 - 18 July 1961) was a Yorkshire businessman and founder of the Barr & Wallace Arnold Trust.[1]

Born to a farming family in Wakefield, he gained an interest in vehicle touring from a young age. Later, he founded the Barr & Wallace Arnold Trust. The company became one of Britain’s most well known and successful coach tour operators. He married Edith Midgley in 1913 when he was 25 years old and they had five children. He died aged 72.[2]


  1. ^ From Farm, Commercial Motor. February 5, 1960. Accessed August 18, 2019.
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