When do the clocks go forward in the UK? Everything you need to know about the changes and Daylight Saving Time…
Daylight Savings Time: Whose idea was it?
William Willett was the man who introduced the idea of Daylight Saving Time, in 1907. His idea was to prevent people from wasting vital hours of light during summer mornings by starting the day earlier, making the mornings darker but creating longer evenings. Unfortunately for him, his idea wasn’t adopted until after his death. The clocks were first put forward in Germany on April 30, 1916 when the clocks were put forward one hour at 11pm. Britain followed suit a month later on May 21. The two nations were at war and the in change in time was used in order to save fuel and give people more time to work in the fields.
When do the clock go forward then?
The clocks go forward on the last Sunday in March (26.03.2017) 1am morning. This marks the official start of British Summer Time. The move to British Summer Time (BST) means that the days are getting longer – but switching clocks also means a whole hour less in bed.
Do I need to change the time on my device?
Most ‘smart devices’ will change the time automatically so you don’t need to. So devices that connect to the internet or a cellular network, such as phones, laptops and tablets will update themselves. Appliances such as microwaves, ovens and bedside digital clocks will usually need to be adjusted. Likewise, if you have a traditional wind up watch or a battery operated clock don’t forget to change these too.
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