Wallace Arnold was one of the UK's largest holiday motorcoach tour operators. It was founded in 1912 and was named after its founders Wallace Cunningham and Arnold Crowe. By 1980 it operated 290 coaches from its headquarters in Leeds, and owned a subsidiary based in Devon. When coach services were deregulated in October 1980, Wallace Arnold helped to form the British Coachways consortium to compete with the state-owned National Express Coaches. It left after a year and agreed to run a service from London to Torbay as a joint operation with National Express.
In 2005 Wallace Arnold merged with Shearings to become WA Shearings. In 2007 the Wallace Arnold name was dropped and now the company is known as Shearings Holidays. In recent years, Wallace Arnold standardised on Volvo B10M and Volvo B12M Motorcoaches, mostly with Jonckheere and Plaxton bodies.
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