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Enjoy an Extra Hour in Bed or Playing Bingo

Twice a year, we have to remember to change our clocks and watches. This weekend is one of these occasions. Today, we look at the origins of British Summer Time and how to best make use of the extra 60 minutes.

Fall back – Spring forward. That’s the way to remember whether the clocks go back or forward.

Although GMT is only used in the United Kingdom and Ireland, some other countries use Daylight Saving Time (DST) for the same purposes but under alternative names.

British Summer Time (BST) was introduced back in 1916 following the introduction of the Summer Time Act. It came about as a result of a campaign by a builder called William Willett who wanted the government to move the clocks forward twice a year by 80 minutes. Although William sadly died a year before his request was granted, British Summer Time is still in use to this day.

When do the clocks change this weekend?

Officially, Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 AM on Sunday, 31st October 2021. Many of us prefer to change our watches, phones and clocks before heading to bed on Saturday night so as not to get confused come the following morning. Many devices (such as smartphones) now update themselves automatically, making it easier for those of us who are prone to forgetting about the time change.

What to do with the extra hour

As bingo lovers, one of the first things that we’d choose to do with the extra hour is to stay up later on Saturday night playing some of the best online bingo games. These days, many online bingo sites as well as land-based bingo halls run some of their biggest jackpot games on Saturday nights!

Another way to get the most out of the clocks going back is to enjoy a well-deserved lie-in, and if your kids or partner want to treat you to breakfast in bed, even better!

If you’re an early bird who is dreading the thought of having to lie awake until your usual wake-up time, you could get up and get a head start on the cleaning or that boxset that you’ve been waiting to watch.

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