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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Waiting for BST!
Posted by: Pete Mayes
Date/Time: 03/03/15 21:31:00

Aha I quote....

Permanent summer, 1968–71
In 1968, the clocks went forward as usual in March, but in the autumn, they did not return to Greenwich Mean Time. Britain had entered a three-year experiment, confusingly called British Standard Time, and stayed one hour ahead of Greenwich until 1971.

This was not the first experiment to shift the clocks in winter. In the Second World War (1939-45), Britain had adopted Double British Summer Time, with the clocks one hour ahead of Greenwich in winter and two hours ahead in summer.

When the British Standard Time experiment ended, the Home Office carried out an exhaustive review to find out whether it had been successful. The answer was both yes and no. There were ‘pros and cons’ to having the clocks forward and, on balance, the Government decided to return to the original British Summer Time.

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Waiting for BST!03/03/15 18:43:00 Mark Pattinson
   Re:Waiting for BST!03/03/15 18:46:00 Claire Moran
      Re:Re:Waiting for BST!03/03/15 18:50:00 Richard Greenhough
         Re:Re:Re:Waiting for BST!03/03/15 19:22:00 Georgina Flint
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Waiting for BST!03/03/15 19:45:00 Apple Leiper
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Waiting for BST!03/03/15 21:29:00 Pete Mayes
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Waiting for BST!03/03/15 21:31:00 Pete Mayes
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Waiting for BST!04/03/15 07:41:00 Colin Jordan
   Re:Waiting for BST!04/03/15 09:14:00 David Turner
      Re:Re:Waiting for BST!04/03/15 13:34:00 Mark Pattinson
      Re:Re:Waiting for BST!04/03/15 13:37:00 Vanessa Smith
         Re:Re:Re:Waiting for BST!04/03/15 13:38:00 Pete Mayes
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Waiting for BST!04/03/15 15:41:00 Georgina Flint
         Re:Re:Re:Waiting for BST!04/03/15 19:22:00 Anne England
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Waiting for BST!04/03/15 20:52:00 Claire Moran
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Waiting for BST!04/03/15 20:56:00 Pete Mayes
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Waiting for BST!04/03/15 21:29:00 Andy Pease

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