Albury church sparkles like it's 1946

DECADES of grime has been blasted from the walls of Albury’s historic St David’s Uniting Church to give it a “sparkling” appearance.

During the past two days, the brick landmark, on the corner of Olive and Wilson streets, has been cleaned of built-up dirt.

Hi-Lo Pressure Cleaning Services owner Rod Halsted has wielded his powerful hose from a cherry-picker to remove grit from the 1906 church.

“I believe it, although I can’t swear to it, that it is the first time since 1946 that the church walls have been cleaned,” Mr Halsted said.

“I don’t know whether that is true or not, but I do know it was absolutely filthy with gunk, moss and lichen and accumulated dirt and grime.

“Now it’s really sparkling.”

Mr Halsted estimated there were three garbage bins full of waste erased from the walls of the church, which will host Christmas services next week.

“There was a woman who walked past and she said it made her heart lift to see it clean,” Mr Halsted said.

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