Women visit Kellingley Colliery
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Kellingley Colliery visit for 'inspiring' miners' wives

A group of miners' wives who staged an "inspiring" five-day sit-in underground to protest against pit closures are to be the focus of a new Radio 4 play.

Women Against Pit Closures formed during the miners' strike in 1984 and staged their protest, led by Arthur Scargill's wife Anne, in Lancashire in 1993.

A play based on their story was told on BBC Radio 4, on Monday.

The cast, led by actress and writer Maxine Peake, joined the women on a tour of Kellingley Colliery in West Yorkshire.

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