Link: Photos of the Wairoa Hydro Development Scheme A4 format (at 200 dpi) for downloading

The A4 format photos which can be downloaded from the link above, may be suitable for school projects, for instance.


Burot Beach, Calatagan

In February 2009 I created a website on Lubang Island in the Philippines. It is entitled "Lubang as seen by David Hyde" and is a collection of images on this relatively undeveloped tropical island. I intend to develop it more in the future.




In March 2017 I created a website to contain miscellaneous photos I have taken. It is entitled "David's Scrapbook' and starts off with images from a recent trip in New Zealand in March 2017. I intend to develop it more in the future.


Mother's 1st cousin: SYLVIA TOWNSEND WARNER

Sylvia Townsend Warner

Reference: www.penguin.co.uk/books/188580/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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