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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.
29 Jul 2011
What do a vicar from Shropshire, a diabolo, a parrot and orange peel have in common? The answer is that all are found on the lists of claims paid by personal accident companies in the last decades of the 19th and the first decade of the 20th centuries.
16 Dec 2010
This year marks the 125th anniversary of the establishment of the business that grew into one of our major constituent companies, General Accident.
11 Nov 2010
I have been working on gathering the information from staff magazines, board minute books, war memorials, staff registers and insurance industry magazines for the past two years and am now busy putting all the information in order and making sure I know as much as I possibly can about the men and women on the staff who were either killed, captured or decorated in the conflict.
27 Sep 2010
A few months ago I was investigating the Dublin agency of D C Roose in the early Norwich Union Life board minute books when I came across another name I recognised – Percy Bysshe Shelley.