f61295d2-56fb-49fa-ace86f6a20748fb7 28/10/2016

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This year marks a century since the first time the UK wound back the dials at the end of British Summer Time. That’s right, the time has finally come to turn the clocks back by one hour on Sunday 30 October 2016 at 2AM. You have known the ‘Spring Forward, Fall Back’ mnemonic since you were about five years old but you still can’t figure out if this one means you get an extra hour in bed or not…

Now although most mobile phones and electronic devices will turn the clocks back automatically for you, it is definitely worth checking if you’ve got something important to do on Sunday morning, because you will end up being an hour early, and miss out on an extra hour in bed?!

Each year there seems to be some confusion over turning back time, so why do we do it?  Well, the clocks change by one hour in Autumn in an attempt to make the most out of the light.  It all started in 1916 when the First World War was underway in an attempt to reduce coal consumption at a time when supplies were needed for the war effort.

The clocks going back marks the end of British Summer Time (BST) and reverts back to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Here’s a selection of things that could happen if you forget to change your clocks back:

  • You’ll miss out on an hour of sleep, and no one wants that!
  • Those of you with trust issues be prepared to spend an hour on Google (smartphone or not), checking to see which clocks you can truly trust…
  • Turning up an hour early for a first date, did someone say keen?

To avoid any embarrassment be sure to leave yourself plenty of time in the morning and double check with Siri as to what the correct time is, she won’t be wrong… Or will she?

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