|Les Dutch 'Dutchy'
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.
Gifted Songwriters (Beatles) by FredThe Laird
The Willow Tree Affair by Bob Oliver
I’m Just a Watcher by Warren Hibbert
Hanging and Worse by Anthony Thistlewood
Sport in Little Grummock by Richard Dixon
Books by Fred by Fred the Laird
Replacing Watch Batteries by Roy Egginton
Some Good Stuff in the March O by Anthony Thistlewood
The Hustler by Kenneth Law
Up with the Larks by Craig Douglas
A Saturday Night Out by Tony Rixon
Short Term ‘Whatsitsname’ Prob by Tug Mill-Wilson
Check-Up by Bob Oliver
Belay Matey by Dutchy
April Fool Ha Ha Ha by Stuart Conway
Including the Limerick Comp and the Lobster Pot
All in 16 jam packed pages...!