Mystery of Murphy, respected architect

Herald The Past' Charles Franklin Murphy, an architect based in Morpeth from 1903 but originally from Lancashire. I attach a picture which we have, showing Murphy handing over an object to a lady who is B Burn, but we would like to find out where the picture was taken in 1938. We know that Murphy did work throughout the county so it may not be in the Morpeth area. The Miss B Burn in the picture is the sister of late Col Burn of Carrycoats and this family were involved with the Burn Fireclay Co of Morpeth. Wonder if the picture could be shown in the Herald to see if anyone recognises the foundation stone and hence the building or any of the people.
Herald The Past' Charles Franklin Murphy, an architect based in Morpeth from 1903 but originally from Lancashire. I attach a picture which we have, showing Murphy handing over an object to a lady who is B Burn, but we would like to find out where the picture was taken in 1938. We know that Murphy did work throughout the county so it may not be in the Morpeth area. The Miss B Burn in the picture is the sister of late Col Burn of Carrycoats and this family were involved with the Burn Fireclay Co of Morpeth. Wonder if the picture could be shown in the Herald to see if anyone recognises the foundation stone and hence the building or any of the people.

HERALD readers have been asked to help solve a photographic mystery.

Our Herald The Past columnists Brian Harle and Alan Davison are researching architect Charles Franklin Murphy, who was based in Morpeth in 1903.

They have unearthed this picture of him from 1938, but have no idea where it was taken. It shows Mr Murphy handing an object to B Burn, the sister of the late Colonel Burn of Carrycoats whose family were involved with the Burn Fireclay Company of Morpeth.

If anyone recognises the foundation stone, the building or the people, email morpethhistory@hotmail.co.uk