Clocks go forward this weekend marking the start of British Summer Time

William Willett campaigned for the changing of the clocks and published a pamphlet, called the Waste of Daylight, in 1907.

Britain first adopted British Summer Time during World War One in order to save fuel by reducing the need for artificial light.

The clocks go forward this Sunday 29th March at 1 am for British Summer Time and will mean there will be more daylight in the evenings.


The clocks will go back an hour for on October 29th at 2 am.

The European parliament voted to scrap the changing the clocks and agreed that European countries would have to decide whether to stay on ‘permanent winter’ or ‘permanent summer.’

Permanent winter countries would therefore move the clocks back an hour for the last time in October 2021, and those opting for permanent summer would move their clocks forward for the last time in March 2021.

The UK no longer needs to follow this agreement because of Brexit, however, it’s believed Britain might stick permanently on summer time.