The Carpet Man has been and shampooed all the carpets and his blowers have dried them. All very efficiently done. They have come up like new. Above is the photo showing the line in the hall with before and after cleaning.
David, the Church Treasurer, called round and was most impressed - he said he had not realised that the blue one was that bad! I am excited because the carpets have never looked this good ever - I shampooed them when we moved here in '96 but some stains were really persistent even then. Now they have gone.
The trouble is, once something is really clean, it shows up the dirt beside it. There's a sermon illustration in that photograph!