'FRANK KINGDON-WARD (1885–1958) PLANT EXPLORER, BOTANIST AND AUTHOR. BORN AT NO. 14 HEATON ROAD WITHINGTON, WHICH STOOD ON TIS SITE'
Frank Kingdon-Ward is the pen-name of Francis Kingdon Ward, and the titles of some of his many books give an idea of the many places he visited, several of which led him into life-threatening situations. Some of those book titles: On the Road to Tibet (1910), Land of the Blue Poppy (1913), In Farthest Burma (1921), Mystery Rivers of Tibet (1923), Riddle of the Tsangpo Gorges (1926), Plant Hunting on the Edge of the World (1930), Burma's Icy Mountains (1949), Berried Treasure (1954), etc.