Hello British Summer Time!
25th March 2011
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It’s time to dust off those bikinis, shine up those sunnies and put the tinnies on ice as clock change weekend is almost upon us.


Get ready to welcome BST, i.e. seven gloriously long months of Summer evenings as the start of British Summer Time takes place at 1.00 am on Sunday 27 March. The official time across the UK will move forward to 2.00 am, as British Summer Time starts for another year.


So why do we change our clocks? In 1907 Englishman, William Willett, campaigned to advance clocks by 80 minutes. He proposed four moves of 20 minutes at the beginning of the spring and summer months, and to return to Greenwich Mean Time in a similar manner in the autumn. The following year, the House of Commons rejected a Bill to advance the clocks by one hour during the spring and summer months.


Summer time was first defined in an Act of Parliament in 1916. The clocks were moved one hour ahead of GMT from the spring to the autumn.


So don’t forget the change and look forward to all those yummy bar-b-qs!

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