RE: Double Summer Time

From: Bob Christy (rdc@zarya.info)
Date: Tue Mar 21 2006 - 14:02:46 EST

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    A version was tried in the UK from 1968 - how many of you remember British
    Standard Time? The clocks were left at Summer Time in 1968 October and not
    put back again until 1971 October.
    
    Is this France's revenge for Paris losing out to London in the battle to
    host the Prime Meridian? Probably only Pierre knows!
    
    Bob Christy
    
    
    
    
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: David Brierley [mailto:davidbrierley@waitrose.com] 
    > Sent: 21 March 2006 10:10
    > To: SeeSat
    > Subject: Double Summer Time
    > 
    > Hi all!
    > 
    > Apologies to those who live outside the UK, because this 
    > doesn't affect you much.
    > 
    > I read in last Sunday's "Sunday Telegraph" that a bill called 
    > the Lighter Evenings (Experiment) Bill is going through 
    > Parliament.  This Bill would create a three-year experiment 
    > starting on 2006 October 29 whereby the UK would go onto CET 
    > (Central European Time).  I believe an identical system was 
    > operated during WWII, but I'm not old enough to remember how 
    > it worked out.  Comments, anyone (especially from Scotland!)?
    > 
    > David.
    > 
    > David M Brierley
    > Malvern, Worcestershire, UK
    > Station 2675 52.1358N 2.3264W 70m
    > davidbrierley@waitrose.com
    > 
    > 
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