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Hoodata Introduction
Hoodata 1 (Spring 1974)
Hoodata 2 (Summer 1974)
Hoodata 3 (Autumn 1974)
Hoodata 4 (Winter 1974/75)
Hoodata 5 (Spring 1975)
Hoodata 6 (Summer 1975)
Hoodata 7 (Autumn 1975)
Hoodata 8 (Summer 1977)
Hoodata 9 (Autumn 1978)
Hoodata 2.1 (April 1980)
Hoodata 2.2 (November 1980)
Hoodata 2.3 (May 1981)
Hoodata 2.4 (December 1981)
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H O O D A T A----- Editor
Sqn Ldr A E Birt
[address removed]

Number three: Autumn 1974

Pressure of work at the beginning of the new academic year has held up the production of this edition of 'HOODATA'. Its format and content is modified to speed up its publication but a return to the standard layout will be made for edition number four in early 1975.

Here are details of the hoods pertaining to various music colleges but extensive research over many years has not produced any other information about them. If anyone can give any further details of these institutions, especially the present address, or date of closure or amalgamation with another body, or indeed the 'bona fides' of the organisations, the editor will be pleased to receive the information.

British College of Music
ABCM Simple shape blue silk, lined with orange silk and bound with white silk, 1 inch inside and ½ inch outside
LBCM Simple shape blue silk, lined with orange silk and bound with pink silk, 2 inches inside and ½ inch outside
FBCM Simple shape blue silk, lined with orange silk and bound with red silk, 3 inches inside and ½ inch outside.

National Academy of Music (no connection with the National College of Music)
ANAM Simple shape navy-blue silk, lined with red silk
LNAM Simple shape navy-blue silk, lined with red silk and edged with white silk
FNAM Simple shape navy-blue silk, lined with red silk and edged with white fur.

Guild of Organists
FGldO Simple shape black poplin, lined with crimson satin and with an inside border of white fur.

Society of Church Organists (may also be known as the Guild of St Cecilia)
FSCO Simple shape black silk, lined with white silk and edged with 1½ inches of red silk.

National Conservatoire of Music
AMusNCM Black corded silk edged inside and outside with ½ inch of old-gold silk
LMusNCM Black corded silk edged inside and outside with 2 inches of old-gold silk
FMusNCM Black corded silk lined with old-gold silk.
[This was in Liverpool, and was a notorious diploma-mill. Diplomates were allowed to choose their hood colours at one stage. See article in 'The Organist' Review for February 1993. Shape of these hoods never found out. NWG]

Musical International College
LMusMIC Purple poplin lined and edged (one inch) with white silk
FMIC Purple silk lined and edged (one inch) with white silk.
[These were simple shape - but I canít remember where I found that out: I think an early Haycraft. NWG]

ENQUIRY RECEIVED
Can anyone identify the following hood seen at a school prize-giving ceremony? Simple shape green silk with a narrow edging of black.