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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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  • Seagals Christmas SHOW

    Wednesday 8th December for 17 days @ 11:00am
    Location: Rye

    A mixture of unique textiles, jewellery and ceramic gifts for Christmas. By Ruth Praill, Elaine Baker and Meg Dodson. INSTAGRAM: ... more

  • Father Christmas' Grotto

    Friday 10th December for 3 days
    Location: Tenterden

    Visit Father Christmas in his elf built grotto at Tenterden Garden Centre EVERY WEEKEND from 20th November until 19th December, ... more

  • Yuletide Specials - New for 2021

    Friday 10th December @ 10:30am
    Location: Tenterden

    ‘OH WHAT FUN IT IS TO RIDE ON A STEAM-HAULED CHRISTMAS TRAIN!’ OUR YULETIDE TRAINS ENSURE THAT ADULTS CAN ENJOY ... more

  • Multi Stall Market

    Sunday 12th December @ 10:00am
    Location: Tenterden

    Lots of stalls selling gifts and stocking fillers for the festive season including Handmade Soaps and Body creams, Local Honey ... more

  • Father Christmas' Grotto

    Friday 17th December for 8 days
    Location: Tenterden

    Visit Father Christmas in his elf built grotto at Tenterden Garden Centre EVERY WEEKEND from 20th November until 19th December, ... more

  • Multi Stall Market

    Saturday 18th December for 2 days @ 10:00am
    Location: Tenterden

    Last minute 2 day shopping experience open Sat 10am to 4pm and Sun 10am to 4pm with lots of stalls ... more

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