Nottingham element: Edwin Starr
Edwin Starr was a soul legend born in Nashville Tennessee. He produced a string of hits in the 70’s, the most famous being ‘War’..(huh, what is it good for, absolutely nothing!)
He enjoyed working in the UK and found a large following on the Northern soul circuit. He settled in Chilwell in Nottingham until his death in 2003. He is one of the icons featured in a Beeston street art tribute.
Scientific element: Einsteinium
This was discovered in the debris of a hydrogen bomb explosion.
Contrary to its name this element has no connection to Einstein, it just followed a trend at the time to name the elements after famous scientists.
It is a radioactive metal.
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