Founded by Peter Rantell in 1958
Peter Rantell had left his glass making business in a quiet little town in Scotland, travelled down the East Coast looking for a seaside resort as a better centre, stopped for tea in Whitby. The Tourism Manager offered him a space in the Spa Pavilion where the public could watch.
Peter made friends with the actors next door at the Pavilion. They asked "Would he make them a lucky charm out of glass?" Their request, his idea! Within 2 years Peter had started the Lucky Duck business here at 9 Sandgate.