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Appledore

Appledore in Kent

Appledore is situated between Tenterden and New Romney on the B2080. There are several theories as to how its name came about, but the most likely explanation is that this is the Saxon word for appletree. It is an attractive village with medieval houses and a 14th century church St Peter and St Paul. The village has a Post Office, village store, three pubs, and antique shops. The railway station lies two miles away on the Ashford to Hastings line.

Appledore is a small village and has an eventful history that goes back to Roman times. It was once a port and has played its part in events of national importance. The Danes arrived at Appledore in AD 892 in order to launch an invasion of England. In 1380 the French also landed, burning the village and church. In 1381 villagers took part in the Peasants' revolt, led in Kent by Wat Tyler ... much later in 1450 villagers joined Jack Cade's attempts to reform the government of Henry VI. . The village was considered to be on the front line of defence against the threatened Napoleonic invasion, hence the Royal Military Canal passes close by. Today the canal offers excellent walks and fishing (day tickets are available). The long distance footpath which follows the old Saxon Shoreline passes through the village.

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  • Open Studio - Artists at Home

    Saturday 2nd October for 2 days @ 11:00am
    Location: Playden

    Richard Adams and Jane Beecham Open Studio - Artists at Home Please join us once more when we welcome you ... more

  • Austin Counties Car Club Rally

    Saturday 9th October for 2 days @ 10:00am
    Location: Tenterden

    Austin Counties Car Club Rally at the Kent & East Sussex Railway 9th & 10th October 2021 There will be ... more

  • Open Studio - Artists at Home

    Saturday 9th October for 2 days @ 11:00am
    Location: Playden

    Richard Adams and Jane Beecham Open Studio - Artists at Home Please join us once more when we welcome you ... more

  • Inspired by Nature

    Wednesday 13th October for 12 days @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    An exhibition of art and jewellery inspired by the beauty, strength and fragility of nature, by Khoa Mahon and Scarlett ... more

  • October Half Term - Autumn Wonders

    Saturday 23rd October for 9 days @ 10:00am
    Location: Tenterden

    Calling all nature detectives! This October half-term, board a train and learn more about which creatures will soon be preparing ... more

  • Antique and Book Fair

    Wednesday 27th October @ 9:00am
    Location: Rye

    Lots of stalls with books and Antiques looking for Dealers of Books and Antiques to join us for this new ... more

  • Santa Sepcial

    Saturday 4th December for 21 days @ 10:00am
    Location: Tenterden

    We love Christmas at the Kent and East Sussex Railway We have been welcoming families to meet Santa on our ... more

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