RANALDI'S HISTORY

From generation to generation we have though our experience and knowledge built a reputable business

Heritage

Business Created

23 January 2016
The family business was founded by Peter Ranaldi SNR (DOB 6/2/1928) in 1962. Peter was the 2nd youngest member of the Ranaldi family.

FIRST CHIP SHOP

1920 - 1940
Peter SNR's father, Giovanni had one of the first fish and chip shops in Dunbar and then a small Italian café in the village of Newhaven in Edinburgh.

SINKING OF ARANDORA STAR

30th July 1940
Giovanni was interned and sent to Canada on the Arandora Star but his life was lost at sea when the ship was torpedoed.

SCHOOL YEARS

Early 1944
Peter was always a get up and go lad. While still at School, he got himself a job with Matheson the bakers so he would have enough money to go the the Alhambra Pictures on a Saturday.

EARLY EXPERIENCE

1945 - 1950
He went on trawlers aged 17 years on the Starbank. 

Aged 17.5 years he went into the RAF for 4.5 years. On leaving the RAF, he started back in the fish trade and was taught how to hand cut fillets with Bobby Main.

RANALDI'S FISH MONGERS

1962 - Present Day
With the knowledge of being in the fish trade behind him Peter started up his own business and to be the only Italian fish merchants in Edinburgh. 

He quickly became the suppiers to Fish and Chip shops looking for hand cut fillets that Peter could provide
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