24 May 2012
Aviva's history in Worcester centres around the Norwich Union fire engine which operated there until at least 1928.
We know that Norwich Union Fire was operating in Cheltenham by 1816 and that Norwich Union Life's Cheltenham agent in 1818 was F Rawlings.
Aviva companies have been operating in Bristol for over 200 years. In 1810 Norwich Union Life appointed Frederick Savery as agent and by 1817 his address was All Saints passage, Corn Street.
The earliest reference to Taunton in the archive is 1818 when Henry James Leigh was acting agent for Norwich Union Life.
Aviva's presence in Exeter can be traced back to 1807 with the establishment of the local firm, West of England Fire Insurance Company.
19 May 2012
Our journey following the Olympic Flame starts in Cornwall where Aviva group companies have been operating for over 200 years.
The earliest archive reference to Aviva companies operating in Plymouth dates back almost 200 years to 1813 at which point W Davie junior and W Courtis were representing the West of England Fire Insurance Company.
15 May 2012
Over the next few months I'll be publishing a series of blogs following the progress of the Olympic flame as it travels around the UK. I'll be giving a little bit of information about our history in the locations of the evening celebrations.
13 Apr 2012
On 15 April 2012 it will be 100 years since the Royal Mail Steamer Titanic sank with the loss of at least 1,500 of her passengers and crew, having struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage.
20 Jan 2012
Every so often in the course of my research I am fortunate to come across something really special in the archive and a story that cries out to be shared.