Well I feel completely left out cos I can't find a link in the original post. :sorrow:I'm pretty sure that the bike is a Francis Barnet twin.
Sorry forgot this link.
My money's on it being a fanny Barnett (Francis Barnett). You can just about see the FB logo on the magneto cover. Found this photo of a 1929 Model 18 172cc which has a few differences to the photo but, not enough to dissuade me.
Panther were motorcycles produced between 1904 and 1968. The company began in Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, as Phelon and Moore. The restored one above was built in 1938, but re-registered March 1998 (FXA is one of several "age related" plates issued by the DVLA to old vehicles restored for road use that have lost their original registrations). Looks a very nice rebuild!
i have a friend in brum who has bought one. he is a menber of B.O.F.C. he keeps telling me too get another bike. i tell him no i am too old now. he said we can put stabaliser wheels on the back.