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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.
Eurovision Song Contest - Old Git
Our French Visitors - Marc Wakeham
Fashion and Social News - Anthony Thistlewood
Remembering Robert - Stuart Conway
Sweet Smell of Success - The Boss
Nearly 90 Now - Bob Oliver
Keeping Invaders at Bay - Matthew Boulton
Bad Grandmasters - Peter McGuire
Adverts on Tele - Fred The Laird
Cost of Living - Cornelius
Riddles for Riddlers Sake - Bosun Bob Upton
Clowning Around - Stuart Conway
Civic Duty - Elizabeth Goodwin
Breathing Better - Chris Dowell
The AGM - Marc Wakeham
Plus The Lobster Pot and the Limerick comp.