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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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  • Summer Open Evening with Live Jazz

    Thursday 30th June @ 5:00pm
    Location: Tenterden

    Summer Open Evening at Tenterden Garden Centre, 30th June 5pm - 9pm Join us for a night of late night ... more

  • Jazz Supper at The Mermaid

    Thursday 30th June
    Location: Rye

    The Mermaid’s jazz concert series continues with trumpeter Paul Higgs performing his world-class show - ‘Miles and Louis’ - a ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 1st July @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Rye Country Market sells local produce which includes: Cakes, Preserves, Savouries, Free Range Eggs, Seasonal Vegetables and Fruit, Unusual Plants, ... more

  • Tentertainment

    Friday 1st July @ 6:00pm
    Location: Tenterden

    Amazing acts - across 3 stages and 3 days. Please remember to drop money into the buckets and buy from ... more

  • Local Heroes

    Friday 1st July @ 9:30pm
    Location: Rye

    Local Heroes playing at Wipers. Please check website for updates as music listing may be subject to change. ... more

  • An Introduction to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve... P

    Saturday 2nd July @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye Harbour

    In this third and final walk of the series, Barry Yates, the nature reserve’s manager, will explore the southwest part ... more

  • Tentertainment

    Saturday 2nd July @ 10:00am
    Location: Tenterden

    Amazing acts - across 3 stages and 3 days. Please remember to drop money into the buckets and buy from ... more

  • Grand Monthly Jumble

    Saturday 2nd July @ 10:30am
    Location: Rye

    Grand Jumble Sale in aid of ARRCC on the first Saturday of every month starting 7th May 2016. The Warehouse ... more

  • Under the Mulberry Tree

    Saturday 2nd July @ 5:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Readings from E F Benson, Rudyard Kipling and others by Richard Crowest, writer and broadcaster. In the garden. Doors open ... more

  • Rockitmen at Tentertainment

    Saturday 2nd July
    Location: Tenterden

    The Rockitmen are pleased to announce they are back performing at Tentertainment this year after their amazing finale last year. ... more

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