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Archivist Blog - 08 June 2012 Subjects: History - Interesting stories
Aviva's earliest recorded Belfast agent was Thomas Ward who was representing Norwich Union Life from offices on the High Street by 1818.
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.