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British Summer Time Starts

It's that time of year again when we think of putting our clocks forward. It happens in the UK next Sunday, 29th March when clocks move forward one hour.
Clocks go forward
In the USA they moved their clocks forward on 8th March.
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Never changed my clocks last year, won't do it this year either, nothing wrong with GMT, it's just an old thing thought up for WWII that they never scrapped, claiming it was to give the farmers more light, but not thinking that farmers could get up earlier, and in this day and age with high powered Halogen and LED lighting, extra hours of light that don't actually change according to where the hands on a clock are are a bit pointless... Roll eyes
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World War 1 not World War 2. Roll eyes
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BST was first established by the Summer Time Act in 1916

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Well, it happened in days before people used simple logic and set their alarm clocks an hour earlier, it's not needed in today's world and causes more problems than whatever it's intended to solve... Roll eyes
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No problems whatsoever Roll eyes Very simple really.
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Tell that to people who have been an hour late for work or have had car accidents from lack of decent sleep...
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Many of the devices in my home where the time is available are self adjusting such as my watch, phone and computer.
I have a pendulum clock powered by a single AA battery which I will adjust, everything else either adjusts itself or it doesn't matter...like the microwave.
Oh..forgot the central heating clock...that needs a nudge.
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not to mention - as I always forget - the time stamp on the digital cameras
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My old digital camera almost always time-stamps pictures as the early hours of 1st Jan 1980, don't use it very often and when I do it usually requires a battery change which zeroes the time and date back to 00:00 01-01-80 and I never remember to set it before taking pictures.
I agree with 2cv that messing about with clocks is pointless and causes more trouble than it's worth.
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Depends if you are a crofter in the north of Scotland I suppose, who are allegedly one of the beneficiaries of the changes.
Has anybody bothered to ask them?
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But they can pretty much do what they want at whatever time they want (relative to whatever their clock says), I doubt very much whether changing what's displayed on their clock makes one iota of difference to them.
About all they need a correctly set clock for is so they know when to switch on the TV if they don't want to miss 'Take the high road'.  Lips are sealed
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It's that time of year again when we think of putting our clocks forward. It happens in the UK next Sunday,

Will not be putting my clocks forward next Sunday as it is the 22nd. Tongue
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Semantics.
Some will say that the 22nd is this Sunday and the 29th is next.
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@ w23, you've beaten me to it. Thank you.
Knowing someone would make the predictable comment I did spell it out clearly Roll eyes
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It happens in the UK next Sunday, 29th March
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Tell that to people who have been an hour late for work or have had car accidents from lack of decent sleep...

Considering it is usually well advertised then, unless the person was a hermit, there would be no reason not to have adjusted the clocks. Of course, if he was a hermit, he wouldn't be late for any job anyway Wink
Not sure that losing one hour's sleep in March will be the cause of any accidents. If anyone is concerned they could always go to sleep an hour earlier Wink Or make up for it when the clocks go back Roll eyes
It doesn't really bother me either way. We'd still get the same amount of daylight just at slightly different times Smiley
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Semantics.
Some will sat that the 22nd is this Sunday and the 29th is next.

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