• The "History of Lubang" written by Rudy Candelario and translated into English by Benjamin Walata.

      (Copy and paste the address into your web browser)

  • Information on 2nd Lt. Hiroo Onoda who was the last Japanese Second World War soldier to surrender is at:

      (Copy and paste the address into your web browser)

  • A short general description of Lubang and the Onoda trail:
         SECRETS OF LUBANG by Chen Reyes-Mencias

  • Please send to me the URL's of any other web sites that you think could be considered for inclusion.


Junction of the Opuaki river with Lake Mclarens

The precursor to this web site was one on Mini-Hydro Power development in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand. The address is as follows:

Mother's 1st cousin: SYLVIA TOWNSEND WARNER

Sylvia Townsend Warner



On the left is my uncle Frank Hyde who was an English artist who exhibited several paintings at the Royal Academy, and was a war artist in the Crimean Campaign.

Many people have assisted me in creating a virtual gallery of his paintings, and I now have an illustrated record of over fifty.



Illustrated is my uncle Robert Henderson Bland.

Captain Robert Henderson Bland was associated with some of the greatest actors and actresses on the British stage.

He played the role of Christ in the film "From the Manger to the Cross," a film he regarded as the greatest work of his life.

It was Beerbohm-Tree who recommended him to play the part, saying that the only man who could play "Christ" was a poet.



My maternal grandfather 'Frank' Hudleston, Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor, CBE, MBE, was the War Office Librarian.

He is best known for his book "Gentleman Johnny Burgoyne" on the English General who lost the American War of Independence.



My son, Adam Hyde, is at present (2018) supported by the Shuttleworth Foundation as they believe that open access journal publishing is a good start to making scientific output more accessible.
  They support Adam as his work goes a step further by providing an improved set of approaches and tools to record and share the research process along with the findings.

  Adamís work focuses on:
  * Increasing the value of scientific output to benefit wider society
  * Providing practical solutions to real world problems felt by academics, researchers, administrators, funders and publishers
  * Re-imagining the scholarly communication process



Review of: Sylvia Townsend Warner, A Biography by Claire Harman.

'One of the most shamefully under-read great British authors of the past 100 years' - Sarah Waters

The poet Sylvia Townsend Warner rose to sudden fame with the publication of her classic feminist novel Lolly Willowes in 1926, but never became a conventional member of London literary life, pursuing instead a long writing career in her own individualistic manner.

Cheerfully defying social norms of the day, Warner lived in an openly homosexual relationship with the poet Valentine Ackland for almost forty years. Together, they were committed members of the Communist party and travelled twice to Spain during the Civil War, but Warner paid for her outspokenness with years of neglect, and channelled much of her emotional and intellectual energy into letters, poems and heart-breaking diaries that remained unpublished during her lifetime.

In this enthralling and enlightening biography, Claire Harman tells the story of Warner's remarkable life and restores her to her rightful place as one of Britain's most unique and brilliant writers.


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