The only Podington I have encountered is the one where stuff goes a quarter mile in well under 5 seconds, making a right racket in the process ;-) Bloody good entertainment it is too.
And I have always associated that with Wellingborough rather than Rushden - which is just me being pedantic I suppose, what with this not being my manor and all So where's this club then chaps??
About 3/4 Miles out of the back end of Rushden, where Santa Pod raceway is located. Bit of a sleepy village with a big garden centre. According to the "son of god", they do a decent selection of yankee candles! 8-)