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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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  • Ryebellion Drummers

    Monday 25th June @ 7:30pm
    Location: Rye

    We are the drumming group of the Rye & District Bonfire Society. We perform at events throughout the Sussex bonfire ... more

  • Jazz Supper at The Mermaid

    Thursday 28th June @ 7:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Multi-instrumentalist Phil Brown, who plays saxophone, flute and also piano, joins the regulars of bassist Dave Silk and sultry vocalist ... more

  • Rye Country Market

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

    Rye Country Market will be open every Friday from 9th March - 14th December. We sell Cakes, Savouries, Preserves, Free ... more

  • An Evening of Wurlitzer and Song

    Friday 29th June
    Location: Rye

    The popular Annual Concert featuring young Wurlitzer stars of the furture playing their entries to the year's Young Theatre Organist ... more

  • Tommy Ludford at the King's Head

    Sunday 1st July @ 7:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Tommy Ludford at the King's Head Inn - A268 - TN31 7NH. ... more

  • Ryebellion Drummers

    Monday 2nd July @ 7:30pm
    Location: Rye

    We are the drumming group of the Rye & District Bonfire Society. We perform at events throughout the Sussex bonfire ... more

  • Salts Farm Stitchers

    Thursday 5th July
    Location: East Guldeford

    Activity social group for knitters, crocheters and stitchers who want to get together with like minded people. Meet in the ... more

  • Rye Country Market

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

    Rye Country Market will be open every Friday from 9th March - 14th December. We sell Cakes, Savouries, Preserves, Free ... more

  • Wildlife Watch - Rye Harbour

    Saturday 7th July @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye Harbour

    Our monthly club for children aged 5-11 offering a chance to find out more about the natural world and the ... more

  • Ryebellion Drummers

    Monday 9th July @ 7:30pm
    Location: Rye

    We are the drumming group of the Rye & District Bonfire Society. We perform at events throughout the Sussex bonfire ... more

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