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When did the clocks first go back?

06/09/2023 04:34 PM | Click to read full article

The first record of daylight saving time came from builder William Willett, who was “incensed at the ‘waste’ of useful daylight during the summer, according to historians. Mr Willett said, “Though the sun had been up for hours as he rode his horse through Chislehurst and Petts Wood, people were still asleep in bed.” He proposed changing the clocks in the pamphlet The Waste of Daylight Saving which was published in 1907. The first change to the clocks came in 1916, a year after Willet died.