A place to meet,
the ancient town of Berkeley welcomed all those chosen to represent the households of the region by the banks of its river. They consulted carefully beside the gentle currents over the concerns of their neighbors and families.
Perhaps a meeting place is an innate human need. Today we welcome our families and friends into our kitchen to join us in telling our stories, planning our futures and sharing our burdens. Here the easy work of preparing a meal merely reflects how we help each other through the larger concerns of life.
The inspiration behind our Berkeley design is a gathering spot overlooking the shining bed of the Little Avon River, swept softly by a swaying current to mix and form a harmonious whole of silky sand, sparkling bronze and bright flashes of fire.