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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.
IN THE NOVEMBER ORACLE. Back to the Dales by Anthony Thistlewood How to Get a Holiday - Richard Dixon Are We Alone - Alan Miles Stef Blushed Brighter - Simon Thompson Chipolata Recipe - Simon Childs IronBridge Revisited - Peter Dunks Stringed up - Fred Margrave November Memory - Elizabeth Goodwin Bad Day in Birmingham - Ken Law 60 Word Short Story Rules - The O Boss Diamond Day In Dunwich - Bob Oliver Firework Traditions in China - Matthew Kirk Re-Employed - Tug Milll-Wilson Puff the Magic Dragon - Stuart Conwy I Nearly Poisoned Them - Elizabeth Goodwin You Won’t Believe This - Alan Miles 100 Miles Active - Craig Douglas Old Git's Funny Bone Box - OGit Few Days Away - Anthony Thistlewood PLUS Lobster Pot and much more!