Full name: Berkeley Lowndes Moir
Born: 1912 in Congleton, Cheshire East, Great Britain
Died: November 27, 2006 in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, Great Britain
Country: Great Britain
Sport: Art Competitions
Berkeley Moir was the skipper of a minesweeper during the Second World War. After the war he established himself as an architect in Rochdale and worked enthusiastically for the betterment of the town. He also played a key part in the formation of the Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club, the Rochdale Artists, the Rochdale Civic Society and other local organizations.
Moir and his wife Winifred founded an architectural office with the partnership of Moir & Bateman in the early 1960s. In 2012, English Heritage described the 1962-built garage on Wilmslow Road as a shining example of “space-age design” and American pop culture. The building was designed by the Moirs for the Total Oil Company and owner Paul Higham in Alderley Edge, Cheshire. It then became a car showroom, and later the Aldeli Diner. Its UFO shape clearly owes a debt to Californian drive-ins.
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