To join the Modena Club  costs  £10 a year and includes a yearly full colour  Bulletin posted  to  you  (U.K.  members  only  overseas by email due  to  high  postage costs)  and newsletters  throughout  the year .

 Plus  the club puts  on a stand alone breed show  which attracts Modenas from Members around  the country catering for colours not often  seen  at one show  competing against  their own  colours to  encourage  the lesser colours to be shown.  


Modenas can  also  be seen  at  Shows  such as  Barnsley , Reading, Swansea, Coatbridge  (Glasgow) Egremont, Lancashire. with best Modenas  receiving  club  rosettes  and trophies.

The Principal objective 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  Club and Scottish  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 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 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 America and beyond it is so called 'English Modena' conforming to  the standard of  Excellence of  the Club which has been  adopted by fanciers worldwide.

The National  Modena Club became the Premier fancy pigeon  club in Great  Britain because its 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 maintain 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 Modena Pigeon is maintained.


October  2021 The  Club  Show  is  almost upon  us  and will  be on Saturday 30th October  2021  held  at  the 

Miners  Wellfare 



Nottingham NG12 3PJ

there will be  250 Modenas on display 

 All subject  to  the Governments  current rules  restrictions and recommendations at  the time .

The Autumn Newsletter  has  been posted out to  all  club  Members 

and  once again  Dennis  Thornton the Bulletin  Editor has produced a very informative and interesting  read for  us all  thanks  Dennis 

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Cream  Grizzle  Adult  Schietti   

Best  Schietti 

Egremont  2021 

Graham  Christer 

 photo courtesy 

Jamie  Vaughan  


23rd  October  2021 Egremont  Championship Show 

77 Modenas  entered 

Best  Modena  

Black Mottle  Gazzi 

Best  Schietti Cream Grizzle  Graham Christer 

Judge Phil  Cox 

 2nd October 2021

East of  England  Show Championship Show   

Newark Showground  

Best  Modena  2021  Bronze  Gazzi 


Best  Schietti  Adult  Andulusian 

Phil Cox 

Best Adult  Gazzi  Black 

Martin Coyle 

Best  Young  Schietti

Russet  Tri 

Martin Coyle 

Judge Jim Greeves

Saturday 2nd October  2021

Nottingham  Fanciers Society  Show 

50 Modenas  entered 

 Best  Modena 2021  Black  Gazzi  Martin  Coyle 

also good  to  have new Modena  Exhibitor Lewis Fry showing for  the first time 

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