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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.
Desert Island Selection - Paul Pope
Scotland’s Standing Stones - Matthew Boulton
Broken Ankles in the Lanes - The Boss
Remembering Stan - Marc Wakeham
The Rothschilds - Peter Dunks
View on Dance and Music - Alan Miles
Our Affords Holiday - Anthony Thistlewoood
Business Conspiracies - Fred The Laird
Cut Down that Tree - Tug Mill-Wilson
Suffering Hernia - Cornelius
Honey and Ground Cinnamon -Bob Oliver
Plus: the Lobster Pot, the Literary Comp
Final, and lots lots more in 16 enthralling