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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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  • Restart a Heart

    Wednesday 18th October @ 7:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Rother Responderd will be demonstrating easy to learn skills that could save a life. Join us at RYE FIRE STATION ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 20th October @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Rye Country Market will be open every Friday from 10th March - 15th December. We sell Cakes, Savouries, Preserves, Free ... more

  • Robert Reid - Music

    Friday 20th October
    Location: Rye

    Robert Reid music at the Grapevine. ... more

  • Angelo Tristan Band at the Ypres

    Friday 20th October
    Location: Rye

    Angelo Tristan Band at the Ypres. ... more

  • Forager's Supper Club

    Saturday 21st October
    Location: Camber

    Forager’s Supper Club will have a menu featuring game, wild boar and seasonal foraged ingredients. To register your interest in ... more

  • Wild Boar Hog Hunt

    Saturday 21st October for 9 days
    Location: Rye

    Over 100 shops in Rye will celebrate Wild Boar Week by displaying a card-Boar-d wild boar in their window. Each ... more

  • Wild Boar Week

    Saturday 21st October for 9 days
    Location: Rye

    A celebration of game in Rye. Restaurants will be showcasing an array of gamey treats including Mallard, Partridge Pheasant, Rabbit ... more

  • Free Family Art Workshop- Willow Whale

    Saturday 21st October @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    ‘The Willow Whale’ workshop has been designed for children and families to create something beautiful and playful together. We will ... more

  • Tatners at Olde Worlde Wines

    Saturday 21st October
    Location: Rye

    On the Menu -Glazed, Slow and Sticky Wild Boar Belly Ribs with Shredded Asian Salad, Coriander, Fresh Chilli and a ... more

  • Guided Ghost Walk of Rye

    Saturday 21st October @ 5:00pm
    Location: Rye

    A unique opportunity to explore the ancient streets of Rye after dark with the Deputy Town Cryer. Hear tales of ... more

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