Next Shows

Swansea Championship Show
Saturday 6th January 2018
Judge Kevin Pratt

Reading Championship Show
Sunday 14th January 2018
Judges Colin Ronald
Graham Giddings

BPSS Barnsley Championship Show
2nd/3rd December 2017
113 Modenas
42 Gazzi 71 Schietti
Best Modena Mealy Grizzle Schietti Adult Cock
Martin Coyle
Best Gazzi Sulphur Tri Adult Hen
Roy Nicholson
Best Young Modena Grizzle Schietti Cock
Martin Coyle
Best Young Gazzi Bronze Tri Cock
Martin Coyle
Judges Phil Cox Gazzi
Graham Giddings Schietti

Newcastle Championship Show
25th November 2017
Best Modena Russet Tri Schietti Adult Hen
Graham Christer
Judge Mark Rudd

Lancashire Championship Show
19th November 2017
119 Modenas
35 Gazzi 84 Schietti
Best Modena Mottle Schietti Adult
John Walker
Best Gazzi / Best Young Modena
Bronze Tri
David iddon
Judge Sharon Feeney

London & Essex Championship Show
18th November 2017
Best Modena
Mealy Schietti Adult Cock
Adrian Down
Judge Jim Greeves

Suffex Championship Show
11th November 2017
Best Modena Bronze Tri Gazzi Adult Cock
Martin Coyle
Best Schietti Mottle Adult
Martin Coyle
Best Young Modena Bronze Tri Gazzi Cock
Judge Colin Ronald

5th November 201
Bradford Fanciers Society Show
31 Modenas
Best Modena Silver Dun Schietti Adult Cock
Dan Jordan
Best Gazzi Blue 2017
Sharon Feeney
Best Junior in Show all breeds Black Mottle Schietti Neve Benson
Judge Neil Pratt

Best Modena Bradford Fanciers
Photo courtesy D Jordan

Airdrie & Coatbridge ( Scotland)
Saturday 4th November 2017
Best Modena Bronze Gazzi 2017
Graham Christer
Best Schietti Blue Grizzle 2012 Adult
Graham Christer
Judge Jim Greeves

The Modena Club Show Nottingham 28th October 2017
248 Modenas entered
Supreme Modena
Mealy Grizzle Adult Schietti Cock
Martin Coyle
Best Gazzi Ochre Tri Adult Cock
Martin Coyle
Best Young Modena Bronze Tri Gazzi Cock
Martin Coyle
Best Young Schietti
Martin Coyle
Best In Show Judges
Gary Marsden John Ross David Turner

Martin Coyle Just after his big wins at club show 2017
photo courtesy J Ross

Egremont Chanpionship Show
28th October 2017
105 Modenas Entered
Russet Tri Schietti Adult Cock
Jamie Vaughan
Best Gazzi Russet Tri Adult
Jamie Vaughan
Best Young Modena Russet Tri Schietti
Jamie Vaughan
Judge Mike Rowland

8th October 2017
Peterborough East of England
Championship Show
23 Gazzi 36 Schietti
59 Modenas
Best Modena Red Chequer Schietti 2017 Cock
Roy Nicholson
Best Gazzi Bronze Tri 2017 Cock
David Iddon
Judge Jim Greeves

30th July 2017
Turriff Agricultural Show
Best Modena Blue Gazzi Adult Hen
Graham Christer

11th 12th 13th July Great Yorkshire Agricultural Show
Best Modena John Herron
Judge John Gregg

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Welcome to the official web-site of the National Modena Club of Great Britain

The principal objective of which is the promotion and development of the
Modena pigeon and the interests of Modena fanciers.
 
The Club was founded in 1910 as the ‘Modena Club’ and held its first Championship Show soon afterwards the first recorded winner being W.F. Holmes.
Later following the absorption of the Northern and Scottish Modena Clubs the name was changed to the present style reflecting as it does the wider representation.

The most important initial task of the founders of the Club was to
establish a Standard of Excellence for the Modena Pigeon because this
enabled the enthusiastic members to concentrate their breeding
programmes on ideal specimens of the Breed and thus eliminate the
imperfections. The Club was greatly assisted in this regard by having
among its members some of the most outstanding breeders of pigeons at
the time such as W.F. Holmes and W. Watmough both of whom contributed publications on pigeon keeping which remain keenly sought after to this day.
The result was the production of high quality stock
illustrating what became known as the ‘bird of curves’ which was much
in demand among the fancy pigeon fraternity.

Although the Modena pigeon originated in Italy and was common in the town of Modena from which it took its name and was exported from there
to Germany England France and later to America and beyond it is the so
called ‘English Modena’ conforming to the Standard of Excellence of
this Club which has been adopted by fanciers worldwide.

The National Modena Club became the ‘Premier’ fancy pigeon club in
Great Britain because it’s members have always been prepared to
release good stock to newcomers to the breed and assist them by
offering advice on colour breeding. The development of the Modena
guided by the Club gathered pace so that in time it became the most
popular of all exhibition pigeons and has remained so. This is because
it has the greatest variety of colours and markings which now number
seventy-five officially approved. There are now two separate types of
Modena – the Gazzi, or pied, and the Schietti, or self coloured.
The National Modena Club of Great Britain continues to promote and
enhance the quality of the Breed

By holding annual shows for all classes of Modena both adult and young
and supporting classes for modenas at most of the pigeon shows
throughout the United Kingdom. The Club also maintains contacts with
other Modena clubs worldwide so that the members can be kept abreast
of developments and benefit from shared experience and there are
particularly close links with European breeders of the English Modena.

The Club through the Management Committee and the various office
holders continues to represent the interests of the Modena in the
vigorous application of the rules ensures that the integrity of the
Modena Pigeon is maintained.

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London & Essex Championship Show

18th November 2017
Best Modena
Mealy Schietti Adult Cock
Adrian Down
photo courtesy J Ross

Darlington 2017  Best  Modena  G  Christer 17-1bms

Newcastle Championship Show

25th November 2017
Best Modena Russet Tri Schietti Adult Hen
Graham Christer
photo courtesy G Christer

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Airdrie & Coatbridge ( Scotland)

Saturday 4th November 2017
Best Modena Bronze Gazzi 2017
Graham Christer
photo courtesy G Christer

Roy Nicholson with his winning Modena Peterborough  2017
DSCF2643 Tom Crane NPA Russet Tri Gazzi

Tom Enjoying showing at Doncaster Dome Show 2012

photo courtesy J Ross

Roy Nicholson holding his winning

Red Chequer 2017 Modena at Peterborough October 2017
photo courtesy Jim Greeves

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The Committee have awarded Tom Crane the 'Order of Merit ' for his long dedicated service to the promotion of the English Modena.
Tom has kept Modenas for over 61 years during which time serving as Club President, Secretary, Treasurer .International Judge as well as the club 'Feathered world' correspondant . .A truly worthy recipient of this award, Tom has a connection with bygone members who are now only memories in even our
older members minds in that he obtained his first Modenas from Baden Powell Sargeant who was of course the late Ralph Sargeants father.

8th October 2017

Peterborough
East of England Show
Best Modena Red Chequer
Schietti 2017 Cock
Roy Nicholson
photo courtesy D Iddon

Peterborough  Best  gazzi  D  Iddon 2017 web

8th October 2017

Peterborough
East of England Show
Best Gazzi Bronze Tri 2017 Cock
David Iddon
photo courtesy D Iddon

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BPSS Barnsley Championship Show

2nd/3rd December 2017
Best Gazzi Sulphur Tri Adult Hen
Roy Nicholson
photo courtesy J Ross

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BPSS Barnsley Championship Show

2nd/3rd December 2017
Best Young Gazzi Bronze Tri Cock
Martin Coyle
photo courtesy J Ross

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Lancashire Championship Show

19th November 2017
Best Modena Mottle Schietti Adult
John Walker
photo courtesy S Feeney

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20th November 2016

Lancashire Championship Show
Best Modena Red Chequer Schietti Young Hen
Peter Graham
photo courtesy D Iddon

Lancashire Championship Show

19th November 2017
Best Gazzi/Best Young
Bronze Tri 2017
David Iddon
photo courtesy D Iddon

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The Modena Club Show Nottingham 28th October 2017

Supreme Modena
Mealy Grizzle Adult Schietti Cock
Martin Coyle
photo courtesy S Feeney

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The Modena Club Show Nottingham 28th October 2017 Best Gazzi Modena

OchreTri Adult Cock
Martin Coyle
photo courtesy S Feeney

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The Modena Club Show Nottingham 28th October 2017 Best Young Modena

Bronze Tri Gazzi Cock
Martin Coyle
photo courtesy S Feeney

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Egremont 2017

Best Modena Russet Tri Schietti
Jamie Vaughan
Judge M Rowland
photo courtesy K Vaughan

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Egremont 2017

Best Young Modena
Russet Tri Schietti
Jamie Vaughan
Judge M Rowland
photo courtesy K Vaughan