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Just in case anyone forgot !

British Summer Time ends at 02 am to GMT- 1 hour.

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Thanks for the heads up, now the difference between there and here will be 7hrs. We don't ever change our clocks so we'll stay at 7hrs till spring.

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Extra hour in bed. Up at six for work.

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I preferred it in the late 60's/early 70's when we didn't change the clocks twice a year, none of this shenanigans. Also they didn't change the clocks when I was based in Germany in the late 70's..

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I think what Steve means is leave the clocks on UTC or what was known as GMT years back... Not perpetual summer time.

I can't see, nor ever has seen why we had to advance the clocks for "summer time", from what I recollect, the experiment was to stay on GMT way back when, why did we revert to changing the clocks again??

There are a few states over here that have elected to stay on UTC year around, Arizona is one such state, I forget the others, but we don't "fall back" until November, which seems to mock all the old arguments.

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#6 As I recall we stayed on summer time, but the folks north of the boarder made a lot of noise as it didn't get light up there until very late in the morning.

Yes I have just checked it was Harold Wilson government who left us on GMT+1 from 27-10-68 to 31-1071

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I often, set out for work in the dark, worked all shift in the dark and then went home in the dark, more often than not, the only time I saw daylight was when I was on afternoon shift during the autumn and winter months.

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Just checked, 68 to 71 it was left on BST, my memory must be fading fast, I thought it was left on UTC/GMT. Either way I'd sooner stay on UTC and leave the clocks alone, takes me weeks at adjust.

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I often, set out for work in the dark, worked all shift in the dark and then went home in the dark, more often than not, the only time I saw daylight was when I was on afternoon shift during the autumn and winter months.

"IF" you were a coal miner it was always dark at any time of the year. hellothere

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I'm out of bed at 5-00am every morning, it's just become a habit I cannot break, most mornings I'm awake well before the alarm goes off.

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It was dark in all the mines I worked down...LOL I wasn't a coal miner, I was a mining electrician, I had enough to do without excavating minerals.

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Same here too, odd occasion get up feed & let the cat out, mash a cup of tea & go back to bed, not often tho.

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Was many a time I dropped out of bed at 2-30am to go into work for a 12 hour or sixteen hour shift at Boulby...Jeeze it's cold on the north east coast in the middle of winter..

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Wasn't it something to stop the farmers moaning too ?

Since when did anyone working on the land need to look at a clock?....Only the rich buggers sitting in an estate office and not on a tractor.

Real farmers work when it's light enough to start and finish the job... not by what a gadget on the wall says.

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I hate the fact that days get shorter in winter. I'm just not built for it. When I did years on end of 12 hour shifts, winter was purgatory. I barely saw daylight.

Then they go and make it darker sooner in the evenings! (I'm not bothered about mornings now, I only get up early in the summer)

My goal now is to survive till 21st Dec. From there, or thereabouts, it starts to get lighter everyday. You don't really notice, but I don't care.

In my head.. it's getting better...

Oh.... while we're at it, they can go and shove Halloween up their BST.

And all mention of Christmas should be banned until at least mid December...

Miserable? Moi?

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In Oz some states changed to daylight saving three weeks ago and others did not.

We now have the ridiculous situation of five time zones eat to west instead of the usual three.

Queensland does not have daylight saving and is now one hour behind New South Wales even though they are nominally on the same longitude. NSW people often get flight times from Coolangatta airport which is just over the Queensland border wrong at this time of year.

Here in Adelaide we are half an hour ahead of Queensland which is east of us? Half an hour behind NSW, Victoria and Tasmania which are also east of us. One hour ahead of the Northern Territory which is due north of us and 2 and a half hours ahead of Perth.

I pity those in the UK who have relatives in OZ trying to work out what time to call or Skype them at this time of year or the people that live in the border areas of states in Oz that do not change to daylight saving.

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Could someone tell my body clock that the clocks have gone back an hour please. I'm wide awake and ready for my breakfast!!!!

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I'm glad of the extra hour, as I've just had three hectic days in London and desperately need to return to the real world.

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