ACTRESS Maxine Peake will join Arthur Scargill's ex-wife at Experience Barnsley's latest mining exhibition tomorrow.

The Coal Not Dole: Women Against Pit Closures exhibition, which runs until June 1, coincides with the 30-year anniversary of the miners' strike.

Maxine will be the guest of Anne Scargill, upon whom she based her radio drama Queens of the Coal Age.

It dramatised the story of four miners' wives - Anne Scargill, Dot Kelly, Elaine Evans and Lesley Lomas - who attempted to save pits from closure by occupying a mine in 1993.