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The clocks go forward next weekend, which means a lot more opportunity to capture beautiful sunsets like this latergram from my local reservoir 🕰
They actually go forward at 2am and we move from Greenwich Mean Time back to British Summer Time.
Benjamin Franklin first came up with idea in 1784, suggesting that if people got up earlier, when it was lighter, then it would save on candles. But it arrived in the UK after Coldplay singer Chris Martin’s great-great-grandfather, William Willett, thought it was a good idea too, publishing a leaflet called The Waste of Daylight.
It was eventually introduced in the UK in 1916. During WW2, we had British Double Summer Time, when the clocks were ahead by an extra hour during the summer but this did not last for very long.