BARNSLEY women are being urged to share their memories for a special exhibition to mark 30 years since the miners' strike.

Women are invited to go to Experience Barnsley this Saturday between 11am to 2pm.

The impact of the strike of 1984/85 had a huge effect on the lives of many miners and their families in Barnsley. 

It's now 30 years since the strike took place.

Many women were involved in campaigning on the picket lines, running soup kitchens and looking after their families.

The Women Against Pit Closures movement started in Barnsley and spread all over the country.

Cllr Roy Miller, cabinet spokesperson for development, environment and culture, said: "The WAPC movement empowered many women to take a public role in what was a male-dominated community.

"What started out as the communal feeding of families soon gave women a political role and their resolve was strong - even during times of extreme hardship.

"I'm sure there are some fascinating stories throughout Barnsley and I encourage people to share them with the Experience Barnsley team."

The exhibition will open on Monday, March 3 and will run alongside a whole programme of events and activities in 2014.