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Coordinates: 51°31′08″N 2°35′24″W / 51.519°N 2.590°W / 51.519; -2.590 Charlton was the name of a small hamlet lying between the old Filton Bypass and Cribbs Causeway near Bristol in England.


After World War II nearly all of the village was demolished to make way for an extension of the main runway at Filton Airfield, now Filton Aerodrome, to accommodate take-offs of the giant Bristol Brabazon prop-driven airliner. At that time Charlton had several farm houses, a public house called the Carpenters Arms, a post office, several large houses and a few cottages. Just before demolition, many of the former residents were rehoused in council housing on Patchway Estate.

Although the Brabazon project was cancelled in 1953, the extended runway proved very useful later, when Vulcan V bombers were dispersed to Filton during the Cuban Missile Crisis and when Concorde supersonic airliners took off.

Nowadays, the runway is frequently used by various large Airbus jetliners, such as the A300 and A330.



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