Playford, Suffolk

St Mary's church
The Fynn Valley, from Playford bridge
Playford Hall

Small village in Suffolk, England, on the outskirts of Ipswich.

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St Mary's church

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George Biddell Airy in 1891

George Biddell Airy

English mathematician and astronomer, and the seventh Astronomer Royal from 1835 to 1881.

English mathematician and astronomer, and the seventh Astronomer Royal from 1835 to 1881.

George Biddell Airy in 1891
George Biddell Airy
Computer-generated image simulating an Airy Disk
Airy's Transit Circle in the Transit Circle Room, Greenwich
Prime Meridian in Greenwich
George Biddell Airy caricatured by Ape in Vanity Fair Nov 1875
Original Tay Bridge from the north
Destruction of the Tay Bridge
George Biddell Airy (John Collier, 1883)
On sound and atmospheric vibrations with the mathematical elements of music, 1871

From the age of 13, Airy stayed frequently with his uncle, Arthur Biddell at Playford, Suffolk.

St Mary's church from over the Lark

Great Bealings

Small village in Suffolk, England.

Small village in Suffolk, England.

St Mary's church from over the Lark
And from its churchyard
The old vicarage - Lord Belstead's home until his death
The hump-backed bridge
The River Lark from the bridge
The war memorial

Nearby villages include Little Bealings, Playford, Culpho, Hasketon and Grundisburgh.

Thomas Clarkson by Carl Frederik von Breda, painting in the National Portrait Gallery

Thomas Clarkson

English abolitionist, and a leading campaigner against the slave trade in the British Empire.

English abolitionist, and a leading campaigner against the slave trade in the British Empire.

Thomas Clarkson by Carl Frederik von Breda, painting in the National Portrait Gallery
Plan of the slave ship Brookes, carrying 454 slaves after the Slave Trade Act 1788. Previously it had transported 609 slaves and was 267 tons burden, making 2.3 slaves per ton.
Print of Clarkson, circa 1840, after Henry Room; on the scroll is "Slavery abolished; Jamaica; August 1st 1838" (the date the 'apprenticeships' of former slaves ended)
Playford Hall, the Clarksons' home from 1816
The Clarkson Memorial, Wisbech
Clarkson's grave
Clarkson's Memorial in Playford churchyard

They then lived at Playford Hall, between Ipswich and Woodbridge in Suffolk.

All Saints church

Little Bealings

Village in Suffolk, England.

Village in Suffolk, England.

All Saints church
The Admiral's Head Public House
Bealings railway station
Bealings school

Nearby villages include Great Bealings, Playford, Culpho, Martlesham and Grundisburgh.

Playford Hall

Sir Thomas Felton, 4th Baronet

English courtier and Whig politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1690 and 1709.

English courtier and Whig politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1690 and 1709.

Playford Hall
The grave of Sir Thomas Felton in the chancel of St Mary's church in Playford

Felton was the son of Sir Henry Felton, 2nd Baronet of Playford, Suffolk and his wife Susanna Tollemache, daughter of Sir Lionel Tollemache, 2nd Baronet, of Helmingham.

Eight exclaves of highly anomalous Cowley, all in Hillingdon, then in Middlesex.

Culpho

Hamlet and civil parish in the East Suffolk district of Suffolk, about 4 mi northeast of the centre of Ipswich and 3+1/2 mi west of Woodbridge.

Hamlet and civil parish in the East Suffolk district of Suffolk, about 4 mi northeast of the centre of Ipswich and 3+1/2 mi west of Woodbridge.

Eight exclaves of highly anomalous Cowley, all in Hillingdon, then in Middlesex.

Other neighbouring villages include Great Bealings, Westerfield, and Playford.

The grave of Sir William and his wife Penelope in the churchyard of St Mary, Playford

William Aitken (politician)

Canadian-British journalist and politician who was an MP in the UK parliament for 14 years.

Canadian-British journalist and politician who was an MP in the UK parliament for 14 years.

The grave of Sir William and his wife Penelope in the churchyard of St Mary, Playford

He is buried in the churchyard of St. Mary's, Playford, Suffolk.

Anna Airy

English oil painter, pastel artist and etcher.

English oil painter, pastel artist and etcher.

An Aircraft Assembly Shop, Hendon
Women Working in a Gas Retort House - South Metropolitan Gas Company, London

Airy was married to the artist Geoffrey Buckingham Pocock and for many years the couple lived at Haverstock Hill in Hampstead before moving to Playford near Ipswich.

The grave of Sir William and Lady Aitken in the churchyard of St Mary, Playford

Penelope Aitken

English socialite.

English socialite.

The grave of Sir William and Lady Aitken in the churchyard of St Mary, Playford

She created a garden at Playford, her moated Tudor house near Ipswich.

The tomb by the high altar in Holy Trinity Church, Blythburgh

John Hopton (died 1478)

English landowner and administrator with estates in Suffolk and Yorkshire who was active in local government during the reigns of King Henry VI and King Edward IV.

English landowner and administrator with estates in Suffolk and Yorkshire who was active in local government during the reigns of King Henry VI and King Edward IV.

The tomb by the high altar in Holy Trinity Church, Blythburgh

His son John died in the following year, and his sister Margaret Lady Gra (wife of Sir John Gra of South Ingleby) was found to be next heir: but she died without issue in 1419 and, since Thomas Hopton had by then also died, the estates passed to Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Swillington and wife of Robert Sampson of Playford, near Ipswich.