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Anyone from Playford that can fill in a few details, here is my only photo of Playford Hall

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Playford Church. The church stands above the village and is notable for the exquisite brass effigy of Sir George Felbrigg circa 1400. Astronomer Royal Sir George Airy is buried in the churchyard so to is Thomas Clarkson who campaigned successfully against slavery, a monument to this effect is shown on the left of picture

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Playford Hall has a connection with Martlesham Heath. American pilots were billeted there including a character called "Wild" Bill Crump who sadly passed away eearlier this year.see
http://www.mhas.org.uk/memories/BillCrumpAndJeep.html

Bill always refered to the Hall as Ipswich Castle. He commented that one minute you were in the thick of the action and then after returning back to the hall all you could hear were the sound of the birds.

below is a picture of the Hall showing the moat.

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There is some further reading to be had here on Playford

http://www.playford.org.uk/History.htm

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The Listed Buildings at Playford are shown here

http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/england/suffolk/playford



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In 1600 Anthony Felton of Playford became High Sheriff of Suffolk


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