Don’t forget to change your clocks - summer is on it’s way!

Don't forget to change your clocks!

Don't forget to change your clocks!

  • Austria and Germany were the first countries to enact ‘Daylight Savings Time’ in 1916, quickly followed the same year by the UK and much of Europe.
  • It was enforced during the First World War, in a bid to save money during wartime.
  • The current system has been in place since 1972, proposals to keep the clocks at least one hour ahead of GMT all-year round have been debated frequently in parliament but never implemented.
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Don’t get caught out this weekend – it’s time to change the clocks again for the arrival of British Summer Time.

The clocks go one hour forward on Sunday 29 March 2015 at 1am, heralding in British Summer Time, lighter nights and (hopefully) better weather as spring gets well underway.

The clocks go back again in autumn in the early hours of Sunday, 25 October 2015.

The hour changes in spring and autumn in an attempt to make the most of the light.

If you struggle with which is which, this, albeit of North American origin, might help you remember: “Spring forward, fall back”.

Fall being the American term for autumn.