Mr W. Malin, Athletic Park groundsman, holds one of three buckets of roofing nails collected from the playing surface at Athletic Park, Wellington, in April 1968. Malin and five others spent two days clearing the ground following a storm. Lead-capped nails had been showered onto the grass after high winds lifted roofing iron off the main stand. Nails come in many and varied forms, depending on the job they are required to do. These roofing nails have lead caps which were hammered down onto the iron to prevent water entry.
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