It’s Summertime and the Clocks go Forward

Latin Quarter Clock Replaced 30-9-2015
Timely reminder: Put your clocks forward by an hour tonight/ morning. Tommy Hickey (left) pictured with brother Neil and sister, Helen O’Connell serving as a reminder with the clock on The Market House. ©Photograph: John Reidy

With so many self regulating devices on almost everyone’s person nowadays, notices like this are becoming irrelevant with alarming speed.

Even so, there are still people who depend on the clock on the wall or on the window for the time of day or night.

The thing is that summer-time is here at last. Not your May 1st summer time according to the calendar rule of dates – but the stuff of the clocks going forward and the days getting longer from this Sunday, March 26th.

Fix Your Clock

So it’s tonight before bed-time that you fix your clock on the wall or window forward by one hour. Phones and Fit-Bits will look after themselves – how boring.

It is under British Summer Time (BST) that we set and re-set our clocks in March and October of each year.

Summer time begins officially on the last Sunday in March, as clocks move an hour forward at 1am. on Sunday morning.

Summertime ends on the last Sunday of October.

Central European Summer Time

Since 2002 the beginning and end of BST have coincided with a clock change across the European Union – known as Central European Summer Time.

So, if you’re a stickler for time and detail you can wait up ‘til 1am. and move your clock forward – or do it when you come in from the pub – if you’re not.

Either way you’ll lose an hour’s sleep by the time you wake up in the morning. But It’s Summer-Time !

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