Joe Watson attended Nottingham University in 1953 and can be seen here at the wheel of his 1934 Minor Sliding-head Saloon (BPF 706) outside the Hugh Stewart Halls of Residence in that city. His Minor was first registered in Surrey during the spring of 1934 just a few months before production of the model ceased. Alongside his 19 year old Minor are parked two motorcycles, a 1914 Levis and a 1935 AJS, further examples of student transport at that time. Joe reports that he sold the car some time later to a buyer in Rossington, Yorks but suspects that it didn’t survive too long after that.
Thanks to regular contributor Tony Eldridge for sending the image for publication and also to Trevor Austin (Image copyright Joe Watson)