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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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  • Mapp & Lucia Return

    Wednesday 20th September
    Location: Rye

    In celebration of E.F. Benson’s 150th anniversary, a screening of an episode of the 2014 BBC production of Mapp & ... more

  • Lucia's Luncheon

    Wednesday 20th September
    Location: Rye

    Be Lucia for the day and join your friends and acquaintances at the Tuscan Kitchen for good company and an ... more

  • Play With Words

    Wednesday 20th September @ 2:00pm
    Location: Small Hythe

    A creative writing workshop full of tips, exercises and techniques to help you get creative, have fun, and feel good ... more

  • Hastings Piano Competition

    Wednesday 20th September
    Location: Rye

    The Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition is one of the world’s top competitions for young pianists. This 2015 documentary, called ... more

  • DUNKIRK on Camber Sands Beach

    Wednesday 20th September for 2 days
    Location: Rye

    STUDIOCANAL present the premiere of a new restoration of Leslie Norman’s classic wartime epic DUNKIRK (1958), on the very beaches ... more

  • Fiona Graham-Mackay

    Wednesday 20th September
    Location: Rye

    Fiona Graham-Mackay (nee Fiona Margaret Bain) is a British painter, known for her portraits of the British Royal family. She ... more

  • Piano Recital

    Wednesday 20th September
    Location: Rye

    In March this year Kenneth Broberg won the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition with a fine performance of Gershwin’s rarely ... more

  • Let IT Go

    Thursday 21st September
    Location: Rye

    Here is your chance to read the book of the film-to-be. Dame Stephanie Shirley will be introducing her memoir Let ... more

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    Thursday 21st September
    Location: Rye

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Bowler Crab Productions Come and dine in the Tudor Room and be transported to another ... more

  • Clueless

    Thursday 21st September
    Location: Rye

    The Festival is celebrating Jane Austen’s 200th anniversary with a clever and funny reworking of Emma, set in 1995 Beverly ... more

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