Don’t forget to put your clocks forward tonight!

British Summer Time

Don’t forget to put your clocks forward tonight!

British Summer Time (BST) means the clocks go forward by one hour at 1am on Sunday morning.

 

But why?

Here are some fun facts from Radio Four…

1. We change our clocks to make better use of daylight

2. Daylight saving was first proposed by Benjamin Franklin

3. Germany was the first country to adopt daylight saving

4. During WWII we put the clocks forward by two hours

5. For three years from 1968 we got rid of BST completely

6. BST always begins on the last Sunday in March

7. Only three European countries keep their clocks constant all year

8. Around 70 countries worldwide adopt daylight saving

9. Two American states opt out of Daylight Saving Time

10. One monarch had his own time zone!

 

For the full details visit Ten Timely Facts About The Changing Clocks.

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