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Broughton (Welsh: Brychdyn) is a small district in Flintshire, NE Wales, close to the Wales - England border and located to the West of the City of Chester, England. Broughton is often confused with Boughton, an area East of Chester city centre.

Broughton is home to a large aircraft factory. This was completed by late 1939 for the use by Vickers Armstrong in building 5786 Wellington bombers. De Havilland Aircraft took over the factory in 1948 and built 2816 planes of several designs. Today, the plant is the Airbus wing factory which manufactures wings for the A320, A330/A340 and A380 aeroplanes. Airbus wings produced in Broughton are flown out in Airbus Beluga planes with the exception of the large A380 wings which are transported by barge along the River Dee to the nearby Mostyn docks.

The town also has a popular shopping park, known simply as Broughton Shopping Park where branches of major stores such as Tesco can be found. The popular TV series broadcasting on ITV1 Midsomer Murders announced it would film in Broughton in Autumn 2006.

Broughton is twinned with Auzeville-Tolosane (pop. 31035), a Commune of Toulouse, France.


 Libraries in Broughton:
 Broughton Library
       Broughton Hall Road
       Broughton
       Chester
       CH4 0QQ
 01244 533727
 Mon 10.00am-1.00pm 2.00pm-7.00pm
       Wed 10.00am-1.00pm 2.00pm-7.00pm
       Thur 10:00am-1.00pm 2.00pm-5.00pm
       Fri 10.00am-1.00pm 2.00pm-5.00pm
       Sat 9.30am-12.30pm
 Wheelchair access


 Football in Broughton: Airbus UK Broughton FC


 Pubs/Bars in Broughton:
 The Kings Head
       Main Road Broughton
       Chester
       CH4 0NR
 01244 534013

 The Spinning Wheel Tavern
       The Old Warren
       Broughton
       Chester
       Cheshire
       CH4 0EG
 01244 531068


 Restaurants in Broughton:
 The Mill House (British)
       Broughton Shopping Park
       Chester Road
       Broughton
       Chester
       Cheshire
       CH4 0DP
 01244 533235


 Take Aways in Broughton:
 Broughton Fish Bar (Fish and Chips)
       19 Broughton Hall Road
       Broughton
       Chester
       Cheshire
       CH4 0QR
 01244 536391

 McDonald's Restaurants Ltd
       Chester Road
       Broughton
       Chester
       Cheshire
       CH4 0HA
 01244 520423


 Nurseries in Broughton:
 Rocking Horse
       21 Main Road
       Broughton
       Chester
       Cheshire
       CH4 0NP
 01244 538899


 Schools/Colleges in Broughton:
 Broughton Infants School (Infant)
       Broughton Hall Road
       Broughton
       Chester
       CH4 0QQ
 01244 533752

 Broughton Junior School (Junior)
       Broughton Hall Road
       Broughton
       Chester
       CH4 0QQ
 01244 532007


Broughton - From 'A Topographical Dictionary of Wales' (1849)
BROUGHTON, a township, in the parish of Hawarden, union of Great Boughton, hundred of Mold, county of Flint, North Wales, 2 miles (S. E.) from the town of Hawarden; containing 405 inhabitants. This place appears to have been occupied prior to the Conquest, by one Levenot, a freeman; and after that period was possessed under the designation of Brochetune, by Robert de Roelent, or Rhuddlan, who held it under Hugh Lupus, Earl of Chester, and who held also a manor here, once owned by a Saxon named Ulmer. Part of the Warren mountain, in the township, was inclosed pursuant to an act of parliament obtained in 1798. The Mold railway, very recently opened, has a station near Broughton. A chapel of ease to the rectory of Hawarden, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, was erected here in 1824: it has a parsonage-house attached for the residence of a curate, appointed by the rector. The township also contains a National school for boys and girls, and a Sunday school, both supported by Sir Stephen R. Glynne, Bart., and the rector, the day scholars, however, paying a small fee per week in aid of the funds.



 

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