When do the Clocks Change?
16th March 2016
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Have you noticed that it is beginning to go darker a lot later than a couple of weeks ago?

The clocks go forward on Sunday 27th March 2016.

The clocks going forward is a sign that spring has arrived and it will soon be summer.

This means that you will LOSE an hour in bed.

But, that means you will get your hands on your Easter Eggs earlier because the clocks go forward on the morning of Easter Sunday!

The period when the clocks are 1 hour ahead is called British Summer Time (BST). There's more daylight in the evenings and less in the mornings (sometimes called Daylight Saving Time).

When the clocks go back, the UK is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Why do we change the clocks?

British Summer Time, also known as Daylight Saving Time, was first thought of in Britain in 1907 as a concept to make use of the daylight first thing in the morning during the summer and get people out of bed earlier in summertime.

In 1916, Germany introduced the scheme and Britain followed suit on 21 May 1916.

The clocks must then revert back on the last Sunday in October to take the UK back to standard time.

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Ann A

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Hi! I'm Ann and with my husband John, said 'Farewell' to bestof on 31st July 2017 and are returning to the horticultural trade. Thank you to everyone past and present for reading my blogs.

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