Filton

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Coordinates: 51°31′45″N 2°34′09″W / 51.5293°N 2.5692°W / 51.5293; -2.5692

Filton
Filton is locatit in the United Kingdom
Filton
Filton

 Filton shown within the Unitit kinrick
Population 10,607 [1]
OS grid reference ST6078
Unitary authority Sooth Gloucestershire
Ceremonial coonty Gloucestershire
Region
Kintra Ingland
Sovereign state Unitit Kinrick
Post toun BRISTOL
Postcode destrict BS34, BS7
Diallin code 0117 and 01454
Polis
Fire
Ambulance
EU Pairlament Sooth Wast Ingland
UK Pairlament Filton an Bradley Stoke
Leet o places
UK
Ingland

Filton is a toun in Sooth Gloucestershire, Ingland, on the northren ootskirts o Bristol. Filton is fund on junction 1 o the M32 motorwey an junction 16 o the M5 motorwey. It haes a smaa Railwey Station an aw, no far frae Pairkwey. It is twinned wi St Vallier-sur-Rhône, Fraunce an Witzenhausen, Germany. The local fitbaw (soccer) team is cried "St Vallier FC" efter it's French twin.

Filton is merkit as a centre o the aerospace industry, wi BAE Seestems, Airbus an Rolls-Royce haein factories locatit roond aboot Filton Aerodrome, a connection that gangs back tae the early days o the Bristol Aeroplane Company. On 26t November 2003, Concorde 216 (G-BOAF) makkit the final iver Concorde flicht, returnin tae Filton for tae be hauden thare permanent as the centrepiece o a projectit air museum. This museum will include the exeestin Bristol Aero Collection that is for the nou hauden in a hangar at Kemble Airfield, fowertie mile frae Filton. This collection includes a Bristol Britannia aircraft that micht aiblins be brocht tae Bristol an aw. Ither companies an organizations sic as the MOD, Viridor, Hewlett Packard an Ryal Mail haes a presence in Filton an aw.

Filton haes a reenge o eddicational faceelities, includin Filton College, Filton Hie Schuil an several primary schuils. The Varsity o the Wast o Ingland is at naurby Frenchay.

Filton haes twa main shoppin areas - the Shield Centre an Abbey Wid Retail Pairk, as weel as monie local shops. Tae the aest o the toun thare is a smaa area o widland kent as Splatt's Abbey Wid, wi an interesting history. Forby thon thare is a lairge gowf coorse locatit at Filton that belangs Filton Gowf Club.

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