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.

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; dying a year before Britain adopted “British Summer Time” during the First World War in May 1916, thus using less domestic coal which increased supplies for the war effort.  [Germany adopted his daylight saving idea a month previously.]

Greenwich Mean Time starts at 02:00 on Sunday morning:

Daily Telegraph

 

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