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post Oct 27 2016, 10:52 PM
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If you live in the UK, when do the clocks go back an hour and can someone give me the reason for this pointless custom? ohmy.gif
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post Oct 27 2016, 10:55 PM
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This weekend!


Daylight savings time is supposed to have some benefits for having the extra hour of daylight after work or some bullshit. I think it's completely bloody pointless. In June/July it's light past 10pm, like what does this extra hour actually add.
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post Oct 27 2016, 10:56 PM
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Ugh.
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post Oct 27 2016, 10:59 PM
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Not a fan of it getting darker earlier so not really welcoming the clocks changing.
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post Oct 27 2016, 11:04 PM
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QUOTE(Silas @ Oct 27 2016, 11:55 PM) *
This weekend!
Daylight savings time is supposed to have some benefits for having the extra hour of daylight after work or some bullshit. I think it's completely bloody pointless. In June/July it's light past 10pm, like what does this extra hour actually add.


I thought it's to stop it being too light in the mornings during Summer?
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post Oct 27 2016, 11:06 PM
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I love long summer nights, I wouldn't get rid of daylight savings time. It ends up being that you end up seeing more sunlight when you want to see it and when it starts getting too dark in the mornings, there's a bit of relief as we go back. I think it works well for our needs. Think of it the other way, if we were on GMT all year we'd have sunrises nearing 4am in the summer and that would be... less convenient for sleep.

If we had to stay on one all year, I'd pick BST, but that's because I like having lighter evenings.
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post Oct 27 2016, 11:08 PM
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We get an extra hour in bed over the weekend so I'm content with daylight savings time <3
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post Oct 27 2016, 11:11 PM
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the reason it started was in WWI to give the farmers an extra hour of work kink.gif we just haven't left it since I believe!
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post Oct 27 2016, 11:11 PM
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QUOTE(Silas @ Oct 27 2016, 11:55 PM) *
This weekend!
Daylight savings time is supposed to have some benefits for having the extra hour of daylight after work or some bullshit. I think it's completely bloody pointless. In June/July it's light past 10pm, like what does this extra hour actually add.

I think it was implemented in the olden days for agricultural reasons which I may have read somewhere, it seems to have been a "tradition" of sorts ever since!
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post Oct 27 2016, 11:12 PM
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QUOTE(gothic_lotita @ Oct 28 2016, 12:11 AM) *
the reason it started was in WWI to give the farmers an extra hour of work kink.gif we just haven't left it since I believe!

Yeah this was always the reason I knew as well!
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post Oct 28 2016, 02:52 AM
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Daylight Savings Time is amazing, especially when it ends and you get the extra hour of sleep. That extra hour of sunlight might seem pointless in the summer but it really comes in handy in March/April and September/October when there's time to get something done outside after work before it gets dark.

Also, be sure to check your smoke alarm batteries x
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post Oct 28 2016, 03:41 AM
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QUOTE(UltraBasicWitch @ Oct 27 2016, 03:56 PM) *
Ugh.
Is it because the cocks are going back this time and not forward? kink.gif kink.gif
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post Oct 28 2016, 04:47 AM
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I love when the clocks go back in October it means it's almost winter 😃 I'm just glad I don't work Saturday nights or it would mean an extra hour at work instead of an extra hour in bed 😂
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post Oct 28 2016, 05:35 AM
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QUOTE(Izzy Dead People @ Oct 27 2016, 11:06 PM) *
I love long summer nights, I wouldn't get rid of daylight savings time. It ends up being that you end up seeing more sunlight when you want to see it and when it starts getting too dark in the mornings, there's a bit of relief as we go back. I think it works well for our needs. Think of it the other way, if we were on GMT all year we'd have sunrises nearing 4am in the summer and that would be... less convenient for sleep.

If we had to stay on one all year, I'd pick BST, but that's because I like having lighter evenings.


In the north sunrise is earliee than that and in far Scotland sun barely sets sooo ...
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post Oct 28 2016, 05:37 AM
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Not looking forwars to losing an hour of sunleet in the evenings!! Darl at 5 instead of 6.
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post Oct 28 2016, 05:50 AM
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I like the extra hour in bed on Sunday morning, but I'm not looking forward to school finishing at night.

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post Oct 28 2016, 05:54 AM
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I guess it's good for people who wake up early morning not in the dark!!!
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post Oct 28 2016, 06:36 AM
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QUOTE(Izzy Dead People @ Oct 28 2016, 12:06 AM) *
I love long summer nights, I wouldn't get rid of daylight savings time. It ends up being that you end up seeing more sunlight when you want to see it and when it starts getting too dark in the mornings, there's a bit of relief as we go back. I think it works well for our needs. Think of it the other way, if we were on GMT all year we'd have sunrises nearing 4am in the summer and that would be... less convenient for sleep.

If we had to stay on one all year, I'd pick BST, but that's because I like having lighter evenings.

I can't stress enough just how much of a disaster BST during the winter would be for Scotland.

In Dundee, the top of the central belt, sunrise is 8:45am and sunset is 3:35pm at it's narrowest point. That means it's just about light as kids go to/from school and as people go to work. Push it back an hour and all that is done in darkness increasing RTAs

We neve leave twilight in midsummer either so it never actually gets properly dark. It's a complete waste of time for the central belt of Scotland and the effect is only worse as you head towards aberdeen and the northern isles (Kirkwall in Orkney gets barely 6 hours of daylight mid winter and 18.5 hours midsummer.)

https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/uk/dundee
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post Oct 28 2016, 08:30 AM
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In 1905, independently from Hudson, British builder William Willett suggested setting the clocks ahead 20 minutes on each of the four Sundays in April, and switching them back by the same amount on each of the four Sundays in September, a total of eight time switches per year.

Willett’s Daylight Saving plan caught the attention of Member of Parliament, Robert Pearce, who introduced a bill to the House of Commons in February 1908. The first Daylight Saving Bill was drafted in 1909, presented to Parliament several times and examined by a select committee. However, the idea was opposed by many, especially farmers, so the bill was never made into a law. Willett died in 1915, the year before the United Kingdom started using DST in May 1916.

Germany became the first country to introduce DST when clocks were turned ahead 1 hour on April 30, 1916. The rationale was to minimize the use of artificial lighting in order to save fuel for the war effort during World War I. The idea was quickly followed by the United Kingdom and many other countries, including France. Many countries reverted back to standard time after World War I, and it wasn’t until the next World War that DST made its return in most of Europe.
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post Oct 28 2016, 08:46 AM
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I will appreciate the extra hour this weekend but my issue is that they take it back at one of the busiest times of the year for me when I really need it.
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