Clocks go back this weekend!
The clocks go this weekend - and Brits can enjoyed a well-deserved extra hour in bed as the end of British Summer Time is officially marked.
What time does the clock go back?
The clocks officially go back for on Sunday, October 29 at 2am.
This marks the end of British Summer Time (BST), and the return of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
GMT is the standard time zone which all others are set against.
Why do the clock go back?
The short answer to this, is to make better use of daylight.
When the clocks go back in Autumn we are borrowing an hour of daylight from the evening, and transferring it to the morning.
The changing of the clocks dates back to 1916, when parliament passed the Summer Time Act.
William Willett campaigned in 1907 to stop people wasting valuable daylight ours in the summer months so fuel could be saved.
Incidentally, Willett was Coldplay singer Chris Martin’s great-great grandfather.
He published a pamphlet called “The Waste of Daylight, in which he argued daylight saving time could improve health, happiness and also save the country £2.5million.
The builder spent the remainder of his life trying to get his scheme implemented.
But it wasn’t until after the war Daylight Saving Time was introduced to save fuel.
The change was first adopted in Germany in April, followed by the UK in May.
However, the idea first came about from the US in 1784 as a way to make better use of daylight.