Following the flame: Newry - baker thrown from horse...
05 Jun 2012
Posted by: Anna Stone
Subjects: Interesting stories
Newry is another place on our route for which there are very few archive references. Norwich Union Life was operating there by 1818 under J Corbett...
...and had replaced him with J T Halliday by 1824.
By 1868 the company's agent was Thomas Little...
...and further agents were appointed between 1905 and 1942.
Before you begin to think that Norwich Union was the only Aviva company operating in Newry I can tell you that Northern Assurance had an agent, J Henderson, by 1852, Home and Colonial had an agency under W H Woods by 1865 and that Commercial Union had a sub office there a century later.
Also operating in the town (as it was then) was Scottish Accident whose 1904 booklet of Irish accidents includes this entry for a local baker.
I would really like to know more about our presence in Newry so if you can help please let me know.