The clocks go forward by one hour on the last Sunday of March each year, meaning this Sunday at 1am.
Yes it’s that time of year again when you lose an hour of sleep. Don’t forget to reset all the clocks this Sunday at 1am when it will in fact be 2am.
The first person to propose this change of time was William Willett in 1907, a keen horse rider who was frustrated by the waste of daylight in the early mornings during summer months. It was finally introduced in 1916 with The Summer Time Act and the first day of the first British Summer Time was May 21st.
Germany was the first country to introduce the idea of time change in summer. Today, people believe that an extra hour of sunlight is good for your health and that it helps people suffering from depression. It is also a good way to save energy.