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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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What's On in Appledore?

  • Rye Bonfire Auction of Promises

    Thursday 26th May
    Location: Rye

    RYE & DISTRICT BONFIRE SOCIETY AUCTION OF PROMISES, ANTIQUES AND MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS on Thursday, 26 May 2022 at the Tudor ... more

  • David Austin Evening

    Thursday 9th June @ 6:00pm
    Location: Tenterden

    Andrew Rollings, an expert from the David Austin team will present tips for pruning and caring for your roses, to ... more

  • Antony & Cleopatra

    Wednesday 15th June
    Location: Rye

    Antony & Cleopatra was first shortlisted as the autumn production for 2015 and then was postponed during the pandemic in ... more

  • Antony & Cleopatra

    Thursday 16th June
    Location: Rye

    Antony & Cleopatra was first shortlisted as the autumn production for 2015 and then was postponed during the pandemic in ... more

  • Multi Stall Market

    Saturday 18th June @ 10:00am
    Location: Appledore

    Lots of Stalls selling Handmade and Homemade goods including. Haberdashery, Cakes and Bakes, Knitted goods, Honey, Wacky Candles, Jewellery, Woodwork, ... more

  • Antique and Book fair

    Sunday 19th June @ 9:00am
    Location: Appledore

    Lots of Stalls Selling Vintage and Antiques including Car memorabilia, Pottery, Glass, militaria, Books, Paste Jewellery, Postcards, Toys and lots ... more

  • Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival

    Thursday 23rd June for 4 days
    Location: Peasmarsh

    Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival aims to bring world-class musicians of international standing to this small corner of rural East Sussex ... more

  • Real Ale Train

    Friday 24th June @ 6:30pm
    Location: Tenterden

    Enjoy Real Ale and Cider aboard one of our historic locomotives as it ambles through the beautiful countryside to Bodiam ... more

  • Appledore Classic Car Rally

    Sunday 17th July @ 10:00am
    Location: Appledore

    APPLEDORE VINTAGE & CLASSIC VEHICLE RALLY. This event is fast becoming the largest in the area and is growing year ... more

  • Multi Stall Market

    Saturday 23rd July @ 10:00am
    Location: Appledore

    Lots of Stalls with Handmade and Homemade goods including, Jams and Chutneys, Artwork, Jewellery, Honey, Woodwork items, Cakes and Bakes, ... more

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