History of the Rotary Club of Easington & Peterlee.
The Rotary Club of Easington was founded in July, 1953 when Tom
Siddle, a butcher from Easington Village and five other business and
professional men met together at the Kings Head in Easington and
encompassed the principles of Rotary originally proposed by the American
The Rotary motto of 'Service above Self' was at the heart of the
Rotary movement in Easington and the Club gradually grew in strength.
With the emergence of new town of Peterlee the Club became known as the
Rotary Club of Easington and Peterlee. with its membership reaching a
peak of around 40 during the 1970's and 1980's. Today we have in our