Aviva's roots in Leicester go back to at least 1806 when Joseph Wallis was acting as agent for Norwich Union Fire.
Our earliest recorded Coventry agent worked for Norwich Union Fire in 1812 and that company set up our first sub-branch in the city exactly 100 years later under resident inspector E D Turner.
Aviva's earliest recorded Birmingham agents were R & T Jones who were representing Norwich Union Fire by 1806.
Derby is another place on the Olympic flame route where we have operated for a long time with very few archive records to show for it.
Aviva's earliest known Nottingham agent was Charles Twells who is listed in an advertisement for Norwich General in 1797.
By 1806 W Bedford was acting as agent for Norwich Union Fire in Lincoln and in 1824 the newly established Yorkshire Fire and Life appointed Richard Whitton junior.
Archivist Blog - 26 June 2012 Subjects: History - Interesting stories
Aviva has been operating in Sheffield since at least 1806 when Norwich Union Fire was represented there by J Townshend.
Our history in Leeds can be traced back to 1806 by which point Norwich Union Fire was being represented by J English.
We can trace our history in Manchester back to 1806 when Norwich Union Fire was represented by James Saunders.