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Nottingham element: Timber Hill

Timber Hill is a street in Nottingham city centre now known as South Parade, which runs alongside Old Market Square.

The original street name came from the trade carried out here, as timber was stored and sold under the row of seven great elm trees which ran parallel to the street.

In 1795, the name disappeared as it became part of Market Place, and eventually evolved into South Parade.

Scientific element: Titanium

Named after the Titans, Greek gods of myths, the 22nd element on the Periodic Table appears in airliners and lacrosse sticks, body piercings and medical equipment and even sunscreen.

The ninth most abundant metal in the Earth’s crust, titanium resists corrosion and is particularly strong and lightweight.

And for an element with superpowers, titanium has a fitting origin story. It is forged in the depths of supernovas, or collapsing stars.

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