Clocks change this weekend

Don’t forget to move your clocks back an hour to GMT before you go to bed on Saturday night – and enjoy the extra hour in bed on Sunday morning (although it does mean we lose an hour of sunlight til spring).  Greenwich Mean Time starts at 02:00 on Sunday morning 29th October:

Spring forward - Fall back

Spring forward – Fall back

In 1907 William Willett introduced the idea of changing the clocks to stop people wasting daylight on summer mornings.  He spent the rest of his life trying to convince people it was a good idea but died a year before Britain adopted “British Summer Time” during the First World War in May 1916.  This used less domestic coal which increased supplies for the war effort.  [Germany had adopted his daylight saving idea a month previously.]

 

Daily Telegraph

 

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