Don’t forget to move your clocks forward an hour before you go to bed tonight. Clocks change at 01:00 to British Summer Time on Sunday morning 31st March; bringing darker mornings but lighter evenings.
In 1907 British builder 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. Info from the Daily Telegraph. [Germany had adopted this daylight saving idea a month previously.]