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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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  • Happy Sundays

    Sunday 21st October @ 4:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Happy Sundays@ Olde World Wines - an afternoon of poetry, music and miscellany. ... more

  • The Disparate Folk

    Sunday 21st October @ 5:00pm
    Location: Rye

    The Disparate Folk at the Ypres Castle Inn. ... more

  • Children's Craft Afternoon

    Monday 22nd October @ 2:00pm
    Location: Rye

    Children (and their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles …) certainly enjoy these afternoons when there are things to make and do. ... more

  • Halloween High Jinx

    Tuesday 23rd October
    Location: Tenterden

    Come dressed as witches or wizards for spellbinding adventures! Enjoy a train ride from Tenterden to Bodiam, with activities including ... more

  • Leaf Ghosts @ Rye Bookshop

    Tuesday 23rd October
    Location: Rye

    Come and make Leaf Ghosts with us – fun and spooooky activity! at Rye Bookshop, 25 High Street, Rye. Contact ... more

  • Strandline Safari

    Tuesday 23rd October @ 1:30pm
    Location: Rye Harbour

    Take a stroll to the beach for some beachcombing along the strandline. What exciting things will the tide have washed ... more

  • Rye Ukulele Experiment

    Tuesday 23rd October
    Location: Rye

    Piggy themed songs, Wild Boar nibbles and lots more! ... more

  • Witches Hat @ Rye Bookshop

    Wednesday 24th October
    Location: Rye

    “First Prize for the Worst Witch” story time and make your own witches hat activity at Rye Bookshop, 25 High ... more

  • Story Time @ Rye Bookshop

    Thursday 25th October
    Location: Rye

    “The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark” story time at Rye Bookshop, 25 High Street, Rye. Contact 01797 227 ... more

  • Jo Honey at the Mermaid

    Thursday 25th October
    Location: Rye

    Jo Honey is a talented singer, songwriter, accomplished keyboard player and multi-instrumentalist. When not showcasing her own material Jo is ... more

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