Borough Arcade looked to be quite "posh" in 1900 if the drawings are anything to go by !
Borough Arcade 1900 - picture taken from the Eastern Bazaar Handbook.
The name "HYDE" is derived from the hide, a measure of land for taxation purposes, taken to be that area of land necessary to support a peasant family. In later times it was taken to be equivalent to 120 acres .
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