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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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  • Coffee Morning for Stroke Survivors, Family

    Tuesday 6th December @ 11:30am
    Location: Rye

    The Stroke Association will be running a coffee morning for stroke survivors and carers to share experiences and maybe make ... more

  • Festive Networking Tenterden

    Wednesday 7th December @ 5:30pm
    Location: Tenterden

    Festive Networking Tenterden by FSB Kent and Medway Come along to the Secret Pantry on the 7th December for an ... more

  • An Audience with Rick Wakeman

    Thursday 8th December
    Location: Rye

    Rye Jazz Festival presents an audience with Rick Wakeman. Door open at 7.15. Further information at https://ryejazz.com/programme/ ... more

  • Rye Country Market

    Friday 9th December @ 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

  • A Few of my Favourite Things

    Friday 9th December
    Location: Iden

    Norman Sims and wife Jenny are frequently to be seen cycling around the lanes on Walland and Dengemarsh accompanied by ... more

  • London Community Gospel Choir and guest Mica Paris

    Friday 9th December
    Location: Rye

    We welcome the world renowned and multi-award winning London Community Gospel Choir with special guest UK Queen of Soul Mica ... more

  • Atlantic

    Friday 9th December @ 9:30pm
    Location: Rye

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

  • Rye Christmas Festival 2016

    Saturday 10th December
    Location: Rye

    After last year's success this year promises to be even better - the events that have been confirmed so far ... more

  • Visit Father Christmas

    Saturday 10th December @ 10:00am
    Location: Tenterden

    Father Christmas will be at Tenterden Garden Centre every weekend from 19th November – 18th December and Christmas Eve too! ... more

  • House of Hands Christmas Fair

    Saturday 10th December @ 10:00am
    Location: Rye

    Lots of great hand made gift ideas, home furnishings, jewellery and decorations available to buy direct from the makers. ... more

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