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Founder of Mailers Oracle
'The Boss' Editor of Mailers Oracle
Yes the NCCC does have two magazines - rare in correspondence chess - and has done so since 1965 when Mailers Oracle was launched upon an unsuspecting NCCC.
With its illustrations, articles cartoons and quizzes, some have called it Natcor`s conscience, the Club's social magazine and even its fanzine. Known affectionately as the 'O', it is an independent, monthly publication with annual fees due in September (pro rata if you join during the year) and paid separately from your Club membership. The only criterion for membership of the 'Oracle Crew' is that you must be a member of Natcor.
The Oracle attracts a large group of Natcorians whose letters and articles comment on just about anything and everything, and reflect the prevalent views of its members. So it is entirely due to your letters, notes and articles that Mailers Oracle will continue to flourish.
If the 'O' crew sound like your kind of people, do consider joining by embracing club fellowship and contacting the editor at the address below for further details.
Uncle Joe's Funeral - Craig Douglas
Writing Implements - Stuart Conway
Desert Island Selection - Marc Wakeham
Things Postmen See - Bob Oliver
The Enlightened Ones - Fred The Laird Margrave
Fish Versus Flying Scotsman - Chris Dowell
Hair Cuts Down the Years - The Boss
Memories of Hernias - Clive Girling
Nice to be Back - Young Lochinvar
Golf and Knights Templar - Peter Dunks
Our Fjords Holiday - Anthony Thistlewood
Peril at the Scilly Isles - Elizabeth Goodwin
A Quiz at Ferndown - Cornelius and Luis Cornes
PLUS The Lobster Pot and much MUCH more in
16 packed pages.