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When do the clocks change in March 2016?

When do the clocks change in March 2016?

With the abolishment of DST, plans to move the clocks forward on March 27 have been abandoned.

The collection, housed at Upton Hall, near Newark, Nottinghamshire, includes timepieces from the 17th century, a watch once owned by South Pole explorer Captain Scott and the first speaking clock used by the Post Office which dates from 1936.

The classic way to remember which way the changes go is to repeat: "Spring forward, fall back".

Adjusting the clocks was first was suggested in 1907.

You're not late, in fact, you're actually a week early - the clocks don't go forward until next week. The idea was adopted in 1916 but hasn't always been popular.

British Summer Time was first introduced 98 years ago to help the war effort during the summer months during the First World War.

GET ready for longer and lighter days as we look towards - hopefully - a decent summer this year. "There was huge opposition until the war came along then suddenly it seemed to be quite a good idea", he said.

Why do we do this again?

"People keep trying to reintroduce it".

The change is thought to reduce the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) due to an extra hour of sunlight.

Every Tuesday, he winds the timepieces up to keep them running, a job which takes him two hours.

He said: "It is pretty hard for them, for example, the Great Westminster Clock, which does have to be changed at two in the morning".

"So I don't suppose the people at Westminster get much sleep".