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Berkeley Moir

Full name: Berkeley Lowndes Moir
Gender: Male
Born: 1912 in Congleton, Cheshire East, Great Britain
Died: November 27, 2006 in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, Great Britain
Country: GBR 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.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer London Art Competitions Mixed Architecture, Unknown Event Great Britain GBR AC

Mixed Architecture, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings AC Project for "Yacht Centre, Conway"
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