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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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  • Father Christmas' Grotto

    Saturday 23rd November for 2 days @ 10:30am
    Location: Tenterden

    Visit Father Christmas in his elf built grotto every weekend from 23rd November until 22nd December. Entry £6 per child, ... more

  • Antique and Collectors' Fair

    Sunday 24th November @ 10:00am
    Location: Appledore

    Lots of stalls free parking free entry breakfast in a roll and roasts served from 12noon til 3pm at a ... more

  • Jazz Supper at The Mermaid

    Thursday 28th November
    Location: Rye

    Join us for an evening of good food with Continental Drift for a selection of French and other continental musical ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 29th November @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Local Produce, Cakes, Jams, Crafts and more. ... more

  • SEN Grotto Visits

    Friday 29th November for 2 days @ 3:30pm
    Location: Tenterden

    We believe Christmas should be a fun, safe and magical experience for all. This year for SEN children and their ... more

  • Father Christmas' Grotto

    Sunday 1st December @ 10:30am
    Location: Tenterden

    Visit Father Christmas in his elf built Grotto every weekend from 23rd November until 22nd December. Entry £6 per child, ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 6th December @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Local Produce, Cakes, Jams, Crafts and more. ... more

  • SEN Grotto Visits

    Friday 6th December @ 3:30pm
    Location: Tenterden

    We believe Christmas should be a fun, safe and magical experience for all. This year for SEN children and their ... more

  • Father Christmas' Grotto

    Saturday 7th December for 2 days @ 10:30am
    Location: Tenterden

    Visit Father Christmas in his elf built Grotto every weekend from 23rd November until 22nd December. Entry £6 per child, ... more

  • Christmas Concert with Curtis Stigers

    Thursday 12th December @ 8:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Singer, songwriter, saxophonist, Curtis Stigers blazes a path as one of his generations finest and most original interpreters of modern ... more

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