Playford shown within Suffolk
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|UK Parliament||Central Suffolk and North Ipswich|
Playford is a small village in Suffolk, England, on the outskirts of Ipswich. It has about 220 residents in 90 households. The River Fynn runs through the village, and many footpaths from Playford lead into the Fynn Valley. Villages nearby include Rushmere, Little Bealings, Great Bealings, Culpho and Grundisburgh. There are no pubs or shops in Playford, although it has a church (St Mary's) and a village hall.
Playford is perhaps most famous for being the burial place of Thomas Clarkson, one of the founding members of the Committee for the Abolition of the Slave Trade. Clarkson rented Playford Hall around 1813 and lived there for about 30 years.
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