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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.
A trip on the Scotsman by Fred the Laird
Second Break by Craig Douglas
Cat Numbear 6 by Anthony Thistlewood
A Spider up my Nose by Chris Dowell
Family Cars by Stuart Conway
Memories are Made of This by Elizabeth Goodwin
Had a Car Accident by Simon Thompson
An Almost Useless Collection by The Boss
Einstein’s Violin by Fred The Laird Margrave
Visit to the Dentist by Bob Oliver
Character Chess sets by Matthew Boulton
Always Busy by Tug Mill- Wilson
Story of a Mouse - Warren Hibbert
Nutter Genius or Con Man - Fred the Laird
Stranger on the Clarinet by Young Lochinvar
Twinning by Cornelius
What I like About the Oracle by Marc Wakeham
PLUS The Lobster Pot and much much more in
16 crammed, packed pages.