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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.

British Summer Time | Daylight Saving Time starts

Daylight Saving Time starts

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Don’t forget to put your clocks forward 1 hour tonight

In the UK the clocks go forward 1 hour at 1am on the last Sunday in March, and back 1 hour at 2am on the last Sunday in October.

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).

 


 

 

Daylight Saving Time starts
Clocks go forward 29 March 2015 at 1am

Daylight Saving Time ends
Clocks go back 25 October 2015 at 2am

 


 

 

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British Summertime begins on Sunday

Isn’t it funny how excited some of us get about the clocks changing?

British Summer Time beginsWhen the clocks ‘spring’ forward one hour on Sunday 27 March (1.00 am to 2.00 am) we have to adjust to darker mornings again – but how lovely it is to re-claim the evenings.

If only I could encourage my husband to finish off our patio, so that I could sit outside admiring the spring bulbs that defy my bad gardening and come up year after year.

While it is still too wet for me to sit outside, I will widen my baking skills. Having flicked through the Dairy Diary I have spotted a recipe for Oaty Fudge Treats on page 91. It sounds healthy and there’s no cooking involved, so it will probably be ideal to try out with my little one’s help, to distract them from the lighter evenings and the muddy garden that is becoming ever-more alluring as Spring blooms.

Karen
Dairy Diary Team

 

Oaty Fudge Treats is taken from Dairy Diary 2011.

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