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Now that we in Europe have put our clocks forward, let’s look forward to summer! This is a shot taken last July, on a beautiful summer’s day on Conwy Mountain, overlooking the small town of Deganwy which nestles on a peninsula in the Irish Sea.

British Summer Time (BST), otherwise known as Western European Summer Time or UK daylight saving time applies in the UK and Portugal over the summer months. Much of Europe sets their clocks to one hour ahead of BST during the same summer period.
British Summer Time was introduced in the UK in 1916, and was permanently in force during the Second World War from February 1940 until October 1945 and again from February 1968 until October 1971.
Double summer time was in force from 1941-1947 except for 1946.
Although many areas of Europe also observed a daylight saving time, it was only in 1996 that all clocks in Europe were changed on the same date for the first time.
From 1998 BST was kept from the last Sunday in March until the last Sunday in October. This has been adopted as a directive from the European Parliament and was effective from 1998-2001 inclusive.
In 2002 an order was made to link UK summer time (BST) to Europe permanently.
Safety campaigners in the UK have recommended that BST be observed throughout the winter, and that double summer time be kept over the summer months, on the reasoning that fewer accidents would occur as there would be daylight for longer in the evenings. Farmers and outdoor workers however were opposed to this, since mornings would be darker and in more northerly areas the sun would not rise until as late as 10am in winter.

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