Some time in the not too distant past, Jim Shallcross, a CCPC caver, related a tale to me about taking a ladder into Wapping Mine so that he could access a hole in the roof; he said that it was "very interesting, and the rhombic crystals had been pretty much untouched up there".
Wapping Mine/Cumberland Caverns
Present: Ann Soulsby, Alan Brentnall, Irene Healy & Sigi
Peak Cavern trip was off due to Hurricane Bertha depositing oodles of water over the Peaks. Discussing alternatives Holmes Bank Chert mine was mentioned but Irene said that she had done this previously and it was quite easy. She preferred to do something a bit more difficult. This comment would haunt her for the rest of the day. Alan suggested Cumberland / Wapping saying that the only problem was a bit of a climb to get in - then it was like a walk in the park!