Appledore, Kent
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Appledore and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Happy Days

My mother's family were from Appledore and although I was born on a visit up north to my father's family, I was only a few months old when we came back. We lived in various houses in the village, Canal Cottages and Hawthorn being two of them. My Grandad and Granny King lived at 3 Victoria, my dear Aunt Mary and Uncle Len ...Read full memory

A memory of Appledore by Celia Brydon

Collecting Runner Beans

My mothers' side of the family all come from Appledore and thereabouts. I have 3 out of 4 of older sisters who were all born in Appledore. I was born in Wallsend on Tyne. My mother and father (he was stationed at Appledore in the second world war), moved up to Wallsend before I was born. But, when I was very ...Read full memory

A memory of Appledore by Lenny Wright

Where Are You Now

On returning to visit Appledore over the years, not a lot has changed. There are a few new houses but mostly it is the same. This makes it such a peaceful place to remember when there are so many changes in the world today. I live in the north of England now but Appledore will always be 'home'. I am used to town life ...Read full memory

A memory of Appledore by Celia Brydon