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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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  • Jazz Supper at The Mermaid

    Thursday 30th January
    Location: Rye

    An evening of outstanding live music and improvisation with the Jazznights Ensemble featuring outstanding pianist / accordionist Frances Knight, together ... more

  • The School of Wizards and Witches

    Saturday 15th February for 8 days @ 11:00am
    Location: Rye

    A brand new family adventure quest for 2020. The School of Wizards and Witches bring you "Weirding Wood". Strange things ... more

  • Rye Bay Scallop Week

    Saturday 22nd February for 9 days
    Location: Rye

    The 18th Rye Bay Scallop Week is scheduled for Saturday 22nd February – Sunday 1st March 2020. Rye Bay Scallop ... more

  • Multi Stall Market Appledore Village Hall

    Saturday 7th March @ 10:00am
    Location: Appledore

    We are in our second year and we have had good reviews. Come along and see what's on offer inc ... more

  • Antique and Collectors Fair

    Sunday 22nd March @ 10:00am
    Location: Appledore

    Appledore Village Hall Fair is in it's second year and has good reviews 17 stalls selling Antiques, Books, jewellery, pottery, ... more

  • Charity Boot Fair

    Monday 13th April @ 7:00am
    Location: Peasmarsh

    Bank Holiday Charity Boot Fair. Hard-standing pitch from £5 (donated to Rye & District Community Transport). Gates open at 7am. ... more

  • John Williams and Six Hands

    Friday 22nd May
    Location: Rye

    As part of our exciting and eclectic 2020 May series of concerts we are delighted to present an exceptional concert ... more

  • PP Arnold - London's First Lady of Soul

    Saturday 23rd May
    Location: Rye

    Fresh from her incredible recent performance on Jools Holland, we are thrilled to present an intimate concert with the legendary ... more

  • Graham Gouldman and Heartful of Songs

    Sunday 24th May
    Location: Rye

    We are delighted to present an intimate stripped back and acoustic concert with one of the most legendary and prolific ... more

  • Charity Boot Fair

    Monday 25th May @ 7:00am
    Location: Peasmarsh

    Bank Holiday Charity Boot Fair. Hard-standing pitch from £5 (donated to Rye Hospital). Gates open at 7am. Free admission & ... more

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