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The truth about *saving* daylight time

You might by now know when…

daylight saving time, greenwich mean time

Clocks go back Sunday, 2am


– In the early hours of October 29th, 2018, the clocks will change from British Summer Time to Greenwich Mean Time. ⌚️

– As a result, we get an extra hour in bed but lose an hour of sunlight ?

– The clocks change in the last weekend of March and October every year in the UK ?

– The easiest way to remember the changes is probably: spring forward – fall back ?

– The nights are getting darker and the clocks are set to change


But did you ever really know why?

– Some say Benjamin Franklin first had the idea to change the clocks while he was in Paris in 1784 ?

– He suggested that if people got out of bed an hour earlier, they’d get extra daylight ☀️

– Others say it was in place even without Benjamin’s input, but with the same principles. Conserving energy ?

– But did you know it wasn’t properly introduced in the UK until 1916 ? ??

Well, whatever the original reason, we’re just grateful we’re at the right end of the time-saving this time around ?  Enjoy your extra hour’s kip.

Written by Tom

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