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Clocks Go Back This Sunday 28th October at 2am

On Sunday, We will gain an extra hour in bed as at 2am, the clocks will go back one hour to 1am. 


With darker, chillier mornings the extra hour of sleep will be much needed. 

Have You Ever Wondered...

  • Why do we change the clocks twice a year?
  • Why do we have Daylight Saving Time?

Daylight Saving Time (or “Summer Time," as it's known in many parts of the world) was created to make better use of the long sunlight hours of the summer.

By “springing" clocks forward an hour in March, we move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening.

On the last Sunday of October, we “fall back" and rewind our clocks to return to Standard Time.



As the clocks go backwards, the UK will return to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

The process of clocks changing twice annually has taken place for over 100 years since 1916 when Parliament passed the Summer Time Act. 

This was passionately campaigned for by builder William Willett, who originally proposed that the clocks move forward by 80 minutes, in 20-minute weekly stints each Sunday in April. 

However, sadly William never saw the Summer Time Act enforced as he died in 1915, the year before the act was implemented. 

The act created British Summer Time (BST), a deviation from the usual Greenwich Mean Time that Britons mark their clocks by. 

When the clocks go forward in March, they do so to create extra evening daylight - making the most of summer sunshine.

Clocks will go forward again on Sunday, March 31, 2019.

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