This Is Playford

Playford lies in the picturesque Fynn Valley about midway between Ipswich to the South West and Woodbridge to the North East. The village is home to around 200 people, who share the tranquillity of the surrounding green valley, water meadows and ancient woodlands.

St Mary's Church stands sentinel on a small rise to the north east of the village, and in the churchyard there is a memorial to Thomas Clarkson, who once lived in the village and was the driving force behind the eventual successful campaign to outlaw slavery. Here too, is the grave of George Biddle Airy, 7th Astronomer Royal.

Playford’s Village Hall stands in the centre of the village and is used for regular village activities, including parish council meetings, as well as being available to hire for other events. On the village playing field there is a well equipped children’s play area, built using money raised by the villagers, a small football pitch and a competition sized boules piste, built with the proceeds of local fundraising.

Visitors to Playford comment upon its rural charm; although the centre of Ipswich or Woodbridge are only fifteen minutes away, Playford has the feel of a village that is further off the beaten track. The rural beauty is enjoyed by people walking along the valley, following the sign-posted Fynn Valley walks that link Playford with it's neighbouring villages, the Bealings, Culpho and Tuddenham.

For more comprehensive information about Playford Village please visit the website playford.org.uk.  


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