Showing archive for 2012.
Newry is another place on our route for which there are very few archive references.
Aviva's earliest known agent in Derry was J Buchanan who was representing Norwich Union Life by 1824.
Despite our connection with Northern Ireland going back nearly 200 years I have struggled to find references to Portrush in the Aviva archive.
The Isle of Man Insurance Company, later part of Aviva, was established in 1882. A trade directory for 1889 proudly lists it under the section heading "Insular Insurance Company".
Aviva's earliest history in Liverpool is closely linked to insurance against fire.
Sadly the archive has very little to show for a link with Bolton which goes back at least to 1816.
The earliest reference to Aviva companies operating in the Potteries dates from 1814 when Norwich Union Fire had an agent at Hanley.
Our first known Chester agent was J Lewis who was representing Norwich Union Life by 1818.
Information on Bangor in the archive is scarce. Our earliest agent was Archibald Worthington who represented Norwich Union Life in 1818 and also covered Port Penrhyn.
As far as I have been able to tell, Aviva companies appeared in Aberystwyth comparatively late in the 19th century