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Covid 19 Emergency Measures

Use gloves to open the gate, avoid touching the gate with bare hands.

Do not visit this site if you or any member of your household is ill and/or self isolating.

It is essential that no un-authorised people are allowed onto the plots for the duration of this emergency.

Anyone helping on the plot must be from the same household.

We must all consider vulnerable families, friends and fellow plot-holders and give assistance where needed.

Members should take the following precautionary measures :

  1. Keep hand sanitiser in your shed and wash your hands regularly.
  2. Use hand sanitiser before opening and closing any gate locks.
  3. DO NOT gather together for a chat even if you are 2 metres apart.
  4. Observe “Social Distancing” with each other 2-3 metres.
  5. If you take your children to the plot, ensure that they stay within its confines and do not run around on communal paths and spaces.
  6. Do not share tools.
  7. Minimise the contact with each other for example no handshakes.

We are organising a “buddy” scheme – if you are self isolating or ill and would like someone to water plants and keep a general eye on your plot please contact us. We will do our best to help.

Brancaster Allotment Society



The Allotment site was leased from a local landowner in January 2010.  It consists of 28 plots, 20 are traditional 10 pole or in modern measurements 250 square metres plots, 8 are half size plots. We recommend anyone who has not had an allotment before, should start with a half size plot. This should provide home grown produce for a modern family.

Each allotment plot holder is a member of the Society, and we elect a committee at the annual general meeting to manage the Allotments on behalf of Brancaster Parish Council.

Membership subscription is £5 per annum, annual plot rent is £45.00 for a full size plot and £22.50 for a half size plot.  We welcome any enquiries about our allotment site; please contact us .

The plots are for permanent residents in the area; one of the aims when we set about starting off the project was to build something that would help sustain our community. We can see that happening up on the plots now; we have allotment holders of a mixture of ages and occupations, all mixing and meeting – people who otherwise may not have met, even in such a small community as ours.

We are very proud of our allotment site – and of our website . By clicking onto one of the headings on the left you will be able to read about our allotments News & Events look at our Photo Diary and even get This Months Tips suggestions for planting, harvesting, pest control, and recipes.  Please look at
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Game Boy Advance

The Game Child Advance (GBA) is a 32-bit portable game console established, produced and also marketed by Nintendo as the successor to the Video game Boy Shade. It was launched in Japan on March 21, 2001, in North America on June 11, 2001, in Australia and also Europe on June 22, 2001, as well as in landmass China as iQue Game Kid Advance on June 8, 2004. The GBA belongs to the 6th generation of computer game gaming consoles. The initial model does not have actually a lit up display; Nintendo attended to that with the release of an upgraded version with a frontlit screen, the Video game Boy Advancement SP, in 2003. A more recent alteration of the redesign was released in 2005, with a backlit display. The last redesign, the Video game Young Boy Micro, was released in 2005.

Since June 30, 2010, 81.51 million units of the Game Kid Breakthrough collection have actually been sold worldwide. Its successor, the Nintendo DS, was released in November 2004 and also is backwards compatible with Video game Boy Advancement software application.


Unlike the previous Game Child versions, which have the "portrait" type aspect of the original gameboy roms (designed by Gunpei Yokoi), the Video Game Kid Advance was made in a "landscape" type factor, placing the buttons to the sides of the device instead of listed below the screen. The Game Child Advance was developed by the French developer Gwénaël Nicolas as well as his Tokyo-based layout workshop Inquisitiveness Inc

Information of a successor to the Video game Boy Color (GBC) initially emerged at the Nintendo Space World trade show in late August 1999, where it was reported that 2 brand-new handheld systems remained in advancement. An enhanced version of the GBC with cordless online connectivity was codenamed the Advanced Game Child (AGB), and a new 32-bit system was not set for release up until the list below year. On September 1, 1999, Nintendo formally announced the Video game Young boy Breakthrough, disclosing information regarding the system's specs including online connection via a mobile device and also an enhanced version of the Game Kid Video Camera. Nintendo teased that the portable would certainly first be launched in Japan in August 2000, with the North American and European launch days slated for the end of the exact same year. All at once, Nintendo announced a partnership with Konami to create Mobile 21, a growth workshop that would focus on developing modern technology for the GBA to interact with the GameCube, Nintendo's house console which was additionally in advancement at the time under the name "Dolphin". On August 21, 2000, IGN flaunted images of a GBA advancement set running a demonstrational port of Yoshi Story, and on August 22, pre-production photos of the GBA were exposed in a problem of Famitsu magazine in Japan. On August 24, Nintendo formally disclosed the console to the general public in a discussion, revealing the Japanese and also North American launch dates, along with exposing that 10 games would be offered as launch games for the system. The GBA was then included at Nintendo Room World 2000 from August 24 to 26 alongside several peripherals for the system, including the GBA Link wire, the GameCube – Game Child Development web link cable television, a rechargeable battery pack for the system, and also an infrared interactions adaptor which would certainly enable systems to trade data. In March 2001, Nintendo revealed details regarding the system's North American launch, including the recommended rate of $99.99 and the 15 launch games. Nintendo estimated that around 60 video games would certainly be made available for the system by the end of 2001.

Project Atlantis

In 1996, magazines including Electronic Pc gaming Month-to-month, Future generation, concerns 53 as well as 54 of Complete! as well as the July 1996 concern of Video game Informer included reports of a brand-new Game Young boy, codenamed Project Atlantis. Although Nintendo's assumptions of releasing the system in at least one region by the end of 1996 would make that device seem to be the Game Young Boy Color, it was referred to as having a 32-bit RISC cpu, a 3-by-2-inch color LCD screen, and a link port– a description that more carefully matches the Video game Boy Breakthrough. It additionally might have referred to the unrevealed, unreleased Video game Kid Shade follower prototype that was revealed at 2009's Video game Developers Seminar. It was announced that Nintendo of Japan was working on a game for the system called Mario's Castle, ultimately unreleased Nintendo put on hold the job in 1997, because the original Game Child's 80% of the portable market share was expensive to merit the launch of a successor.

Technical specs

The technological specifications of the initial Video game Kid Advance are, as provided by Nintendo Backward compatibility for Video game Boy and Game Young Boy Shade video games is offered by a customized 4.194/ 8.388 MHz 8080-based coprocessor (Video game Kid Advancement software program can make use of the audio tone generators to supplement the main sound system), while a link port at the top of the device enables it to be connected to other gadgets making use of a Game Link wire or GameCube link wire. When playing Video game Young boy or Game Young Boy Color games on the Game Kid Advance, the L as well as R switches can be made use of to toggle in between an extended widescreen style (240 × 144) and also the initial display ratio of the Game Young Boy (160 × 144). Game Boy games can be played utilizing the same selectable color schemes as on the Game Kid Color. Every Nintendo portable system adhering to the release of the Video game Child Breakthrough SP has consisted of a built-in light as well as rechargeable battery.

The Game Boy Advancement 2D graphics hardware has scaling and turning for standard tiled histories in its modes 1 and also 2 as well as scaling as well as rotation for bitmaps in settings 3 with 5 (used less usually on the GBA because of technological restrictions). On each device supporting this effect, it is feasible to alter the scaling as well as rotation values during the horizontal blanking period of each scanline [explanation needed] to attract a level plane in a point of view estimate. More intricate effects such as fuzz are possible by utilizing other equations for the placement, scaling, and also rotation of each line. The "character setting" sustains approximately 4 tile map background layers per frame, with each ceramic tile being 8×8 pixels in dimension and also having 16 or 256 shades. The "character mode" also supports up to 128 hardware sprites per structure, with any sprite size from 8×8 to 64×64 pixels as well as with 16 or 256 colors per sprite

Shade variations

The Game Young Boy Breakthrough has actually been available in various shades and restricted versions throughout its production. It was originally offered in Arctic, Black, Orange, Fuchsia (transparent pink), Glacier (clear blue/purple) as well as Indigo. Later on in the system's accessibility, additional colors as well as special editions were released, including: Red, Clear Orange/Black, Platinum, White, Gold, Hello there Kitty version (pink with Hi Feline and logo design on bezel), The King of Fighters edition (black with images on bezel and also switches), Chobits version (clear light blue, with images on bezel and also switches), Battle Network Rockman EXE 2 (light blue with images on bezel), Mario Bros. version (Glacier with Mario and Luigi on bezel) as well as Yomiuri Giants edition (Glacier with images on bezel).

A variety of Pokémon-themed limited-edition systems were provided in Pokémon Facility stores in Japan. These versions include: Gold Pokémon edition (Gold with Pikachu and Pichu on bezel), Suicune version (blue/grey with greyscale Pikachu and also Pichu on bezel, and a Pokémon Facility sticker on the back), Celebi version (olive environment-friendly with Celebi images on bezel), and Latias/Latios edition (pink/red as well as purple, with images of Latias and Latios on bezel).


With hardware performance equivalent to the Super Nintendo Home Entertainment System, the Video game Boy Breakthrough stands for development for sprite-based technology. The system's collection consists of platformers, SNES-like role-playing video games, and games ported from numerous 8-bit as well as 16-bit systems of the previous generations. This consists of the Super Mario Development collection, along with the system's backwards compatibility with all earlier Game Kid titles. While the majority of GBA video games employ 2D graphics, programmers have actually ambitiously made some 3D GBA video games that push the limits of the hardware, consisting of first-person shooters like a port of Doom as well as racing games like GT Advance Champion Racing.

In Japan, the final game to have actually been launched on the system is Final Dream VI Advance on November 30, 2006, which is likewise the final video game published by Nintendo on the system. In North America, the last ready the system is Samurai Deeper Kyo, released on February 12, 2008. Lastly, in Europe, 2 Games in 1: Columns Crown & ChuChu Rocket! is the last ready the system (and additionally the last one released on the system total), launched on November 28, 2008. The Japan-only Rhythm Tengoku, the first game in what would ultimately become known outside Japan as the Rhythm Heaven/Rhythm Paradise collection, is the final first-party-developed game for the system, released on August 3, 2006.

Compatibility with other systems

A device for the GameCube, called the Video game Child Gamer, was released in 2003 as the successor to the Super Game Child outer for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The device enables Video game Boy Advance video games, as well as Game Young boy and also Video Game Child Color video games, to be played on the GameCube. Nevertheless, some games may have compatibility problems as a result of certain features needing added equipment. For instance, games with built-in activity sensors (such as Yoshi's Topsy-Turvy) would certainly call for players to manipulate the console itself.

The GBA is the last of the three Nintendo handheld systems to birth the Video game Young boy name, video games established for it are incompatible with older Game Young boy systems, as well as each game's box brings a tag suggesting that the video game is "not compatible with various other Video game Child systems". However, games made for older Video game Child systems are on the other hand compatible with the Game Kid Advancement, with choices to play such games on either their typical element ratios or an extended fullscreen.

Video game Child Advance video games work with Nintendo DS versions that support them with a committed GBA cartridge slot below the touch screen, (specifically the original design and also the Nintendo DS Lite), although they do not sustain multiplayer or features involving the use of GBA devices due to the fact that they do not have the GBA's outside outer port that these functions call for to function. The Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL do not have backwards compatibility with the GBA.

Digital Console

As part of an Ambassador Program for very early adopters of the Nintendo 3DS system, ten Video game Child Development games were made available free for gamers who bought a system prior to August 2011. Unlike other Virtual Console games for the system, attributes such as the Home food selection or conserve states are missing out on, given that the video games are running natively rather than in emulation. 3DS systems that have actually personalized firmware set up can additionally install the ten readily available games readily available to Ambassador Program participants. Numerous various other Game Child Breakthrough games can additionally be played through customized firmware by injecting a different video game right into one of the launched Game Child Advancement games. Satoru Iwata stated Video game Young boy Advancement games will be offered on the Wii U Virtual Console at some point during April 2014. On April 3, 2014, the initial of the announced GBA video games, Breakthrough Wars, Metroid Combination, and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, were launched for the Wii U Virtual Console. An Online Console library of Video game Boy Advancement video games was launched for the Wii U console. All of the Virtual Console launches are single gamer only, as they do not emulate multiplayer features allowed by Video game Web link cables.

Game Boy Advance SP

In early 2003, Nintendo presented a new form-factor for the portable, called the Game Kid Advance SP (version AGS-001). The upgraded device looks like a pocket-size laptop computer, consisting of a folding case around one-half the dimension of the initial system. It also sustains a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, a considerably brighter LCD screen, and an interior front-light that can be toggled on and off. The redesign was planned to deal with some typical complaints regarding the original Video game Young boy Advance, which had actually been criticized for being rather uneasy to utilize, particularly because of an extremely dark screen.

Game Boy Advance Micro

In September 2005, Nintendo launched a second redesign of the Video game Child Development. This model, referred to as the Video game Kid Micro, is comparable in vogue to the initial Game Child Advance's horizontal orientation, yet is much smaller sized and also sleeker. The Game Boy Micro additionally permits the user to change in between numerous tinted faceplates to enable customization, a feature which Nintendo marketed greatly around the Game Young boy Micro's launch. Nintendo likewise hoped that this "fashion" attribute would certainly assist target market beyond normal video game players. Unlike the previous Game Young boy Advancement models, the Game Young boy Micro is unable to support Game Young boy and also Game Kid Shade titles. The Video Game Child Micro did not make much of an impact in the video game market as it was overshadowed by Nintendo's various other mobile, the Nintendo DS, which likewise played Game Child Advancement cartridges