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What time do the clocks go forward tonight?

It became mandatory in 1916, primarily to stop people from wasting vital working hours of light during summer mornings.

Mr Willett unfortunately never lived to see his idea be implemented as he died of influenza shortly before the bill was passed through parliament.

The clock changes were experimented with for a number of years, before settling on one hour either way, twice a year.

Throughout history the clocks have usually changed by an hour. However, half adjustment (30 minutes) or double adjustment (two hours), and adjustments of 20 and 40 minutes have been experimented with.



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