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Archivist Blog - 10 July 2012 Subjects: History - Interesting stories
Aviva has been operating in Oxford for over 206 years. In 1806 Norwich Union Fire's agents were Messrs Slater and Munday and by 1818 Norwich Union Life was being represented by G W Syms.
Aviva has been operating in Luton since at least 1824 when Norwich Union Life was represented by Frederick Chase.
Aviva's presence in Cambridge can be traced back to at least 1796 by which date Norwich General had appointed Richard Stimson as agent.
Norwich Union Fire commenced business in Chelmsford in 1813 and five years later Norwich Union Life had appointed W Knight as agent there.
Ipswich is another place where Aviva has a long history. Our earliest known agents, John Taylor and S Atkinson, appear in this advertisement for Norwich General in 1796.
I have been dreading the Olympic flame getting to Norwich. A search for "Norwich" on our archive database produces nearly 8,000 hits and this does not include the treasure trove of photographs, drawings and news items collected in over 100 years of the Norwich Union staff magazine.
Aviva has not been operating in Peterborough since the Civil War. In fact our earliest known agent was F I Main who was representing Norwich Union Fire in 1806.
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.