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Remembering Rina of Rina's Fish Bar in Farncombe


6:02am 10th August 2018
(Updated 6:33am 10th August 2018)

Tributes are pouring in following the death of a legendary Farncombe woman who fed the village for more than 40 years.

Rina Manganoni was said to be one of the main reasons why villagers bypassed two other chip shops in Godalming for a bite to eat at Rina's Fish Bar.


She died peacefully last month, aged 82,  at the Jubilee House Nursing Home in Godalming after suffering from dementia.

Former staff and customers alike have paid tribute, showing the impact of Rina and the fish bar on the local community.

Rina Manganoni
Rina's family ran the shop until 2001.

Born in Italy, Rina moved to England and began working as a cook for wealthy estates during the 1950s.

During that time she met another Italian and her future husband Giulio, who would go on to work as a butler in the same house.

After taking an electronics course and getting a job in a factory behind the existing fish bar on Farncombe's King's Road, Giulio brought the shop in 1967- although without telling Rina.

The pair never looked back though, and Giulio left his job at the factory as their business took off. Their son, also called Giulio, took over the running of the shop, but Rina remained the cook until 2001 when the family stopped running it.

It closed in 2015.

Rina's Fish Bar in the 1980s
Dating back to the 1950s, Rina and Giulio opened Rina's in 1967.

Remembering his mum, Giulio said: "I can't say hand on heart that she was a business woman, she was loved for other reasons really, being very generous and she lived for her family, lived for her children.

"They'd come in, she knew exactly what they wanted, and they'd just come to the front of the queue, "usual, yep", she knew them all, she knew every single person."

Tributes included former employee Andrew Mccaghery, who said: "A wonderful lady, I've fond memories of her when I was young, she was loved by my entire family. A very special lady to have known."

Amanda Beswick said: "Remember when Rina's first opened, always did the best fish and chips. She will always be remembered by the people of Farncombe."

And Tash Winter said: "Rina always had a smile and a cheeky sense of humour. She will be sadly missed."

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