The Countdown starts here for Daylight Saving Time when the clocks go forward one hour.
Even with the Vernal Equinox occurring last Tuesday, 20th March, and Saturday night’s snowfall all over the village, it’s still difficult to realise that spring is here. What really brings it home, though, is when the clocks change and that will be next weekend!
Daylight Saving Time starts when local standard time is about to reach
1:00:00, on Sunday, 25th March 2018, and clocks are turned forward one hour to
2:00:00, Sunday, 25th March 2018, local daylight time instead.
The moving of the clocks was first introduced during World War One by Germany and Austria, and then by the allies, to save on coal usage.
It was invented by George Vincent Hudson, a New Zealand entomologist in 1895, while British businessman William Willett is also credited with the idea as a way of getting up earlier and so having more daylight hours after work.
While the UK has always had daylight savings time since it was first introduced, it came into widespread use across the world during the 1970s because of the energy crisis.