Clocks go back an hour Sunday 29th October 2017

Grab that extra hour in bed as we say goodbye to British Summer Time (BST).

Tonight the clocks are set to go back an hour to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) at 2am on Sunday 29th October 2017.

The clocks always go forward an hour on the last weekend in March in spring, and go back on the final weekend of October in autumn, (Spring forward, fall backward), but why do we do this?

The hour time movement was introduced during World War One by Germany and Austria soon to be followed by the allies, to initially save on coal usage.

Whilst the UK has been shifting clocks forward and backwards since this time, it didn’t come into widespread use across the world until the ‘70s due to the energy crisis.

So, now you know. 🙂

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