Year: 1984 Source: New Society, v.68, no.1115, (April 19, 1984), p.114-115 SIEC No: 20010732

This article discusses a pattern of suicides & accidental deaths which have occurred in “Lychburn” (not the real name of the village) in rural Cumbria, England. The insularity of the village, intense internal pressures, & worries about social prestige are all seen as factors contributing to this phenomenon.