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Time waits for no-one

Post by Kitkat on Sat 29 Mar 2014 - 22:35

Yes, it's that really stupid time-changing time again - and who do we have to blame for it?

Here's the story ...

It is now 114 years since the first 'Spring Forward' clock change.

The idea of British Summer Time (BST), also known as Daylight Saving Time, was first proposed in Britain by a keen horse-rider, William Willett, who was incensed at the 'waste' of useful daylight first thing in the morning, during summer.

Though the sun had been up for hours during his rides through the local woods in Chislehurst and Petts Wood, people were still asleep in bed.

Willett published a pamphlet in 1907 called 'The Waste of Daylight' in which he hatched his plan to get people out of bed earlier in the summer by putting the clocks forward by an hour.

He spent the rest of his life fighting for his time-shifting scheme but he died in 1915 with the Government still refusing to back BST.

However, the following year Germany introduced the system and Britain followed in May 1916.

Read more: http://www.gloucestercitizen.co.uk/clocks-forward-horse-rider-spring-time-change/story-20880229-detail/story.html#ixzz2xOSH1Uug


Herein the U.K. the clocks need to go forward at 1:00 am on Sunday, 30th March




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Re: Time waits for no-one

Post by Kitkat on Sat 29 Mar 2014 - 23:40

Just gotta slot this one in here .... one of my faves


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