Flag for United Kingdom Clock Changes in London, England, United Kingdom in 1947

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Start DST: Sunday, March 16, 1947
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Increase DST: Sunday, April 13, 1947
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Mar 16

Forward 1 hour

Mar 16, 1947 - Daylight Saving Time Started

When local standard time was about to reach
Sunday, March 16, 1947, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, March 16, 1947, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead

Sunrise and sunset was about 1 hour later on Mar 16, 1947 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.

Apr 13

Forward 1 hour

Apr 13, 1947 - Daylight Saving Time Increased

Double DST – Clocks were turned ahead another hour when DST was already in force (2 hours ahead of standard time).
When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, April 13, 1947, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to
Sunday, April 13, 1947, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead

Sunrise and sunset was about 1 hour later on Apr 13, 1947 than the day before. There was more light in the evening.

Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.

Aug 10

Back 1 hour

Aug 10, 1947 - Daylight Saving Time Decreased

Double DST ended – Clocks were turned back from double DST (2 hours ahead of standard time) to DST (1 hour ahead of standard time).
When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, August 10, 1947, 3:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, August 10, 1947, 2:00:00 am local daylight time instead

Sunrise and sunset was about 1 hour later on Aug 10, 1947 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Spring Forward, Summer Time, and Daylight Savings Time.

Nov 2

Back 1 hour

Nov 2, 1947 - Daylight Saving Time Ended

When local daylight time was about to reach
Sunday, November 2, 1947, 3:00:00 am clocks were turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, November 2, 1947, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead

Sunrise and sunset was about 1 hour earlier on Nov 2, 1947 than the day before. There was more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

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Daylight Saving Time in Other Years

DST changes do not necessarily occur on the same date every year.

YearDST Start (Clock Forward)DST End (Clock Backward)
1925Sunday, April 19, 2:00 amSunday, October 4, 3:00 am
1926Sunday, April 18, 2:00 amSunday, October 3, 3:00 am
1927Sunday, April 10, 2:00 amSunday, October 2, 3:00 am
1928Sunday, April 22, 2:00 amSunday, October 7, 3:00 am
1929Sunday, April 21, 2:00 amSunday, October 6, 3:00 am
1930Sunday, April 13, 2:00 amSunday, October 5, 3:00 am
1931Sunday, April 19, 2:00 amSunday, October 4, 3:00 am
1932Sunday, April 17, 2:00 amSunday, October 2, 3:00 am
1933Sunday, April 9, 2:00 amSunday, October 8, 3:00 am
1934Sunday, April 22, 2:00 amSunday, October 7, 3:00 am
1935Sunday, April 14, 2:00 amSunday, October 6, 3:00 am
1936Sunday, April 19, 2:00 amSunday, October 4, 3:00 am
1937Sunday, April 18, 2:00 amSunday, October 3, 3:00 am
1938Sunday, April 10, 2:00 amSunday, October 2, 3:00 am
1939Sunday, April 16, 2:00 amSunday, November 19, 3:00 am
1940Sunday, February 25, 2:00 amNo DST End
* 1941Sunday, May 4, 2:00 amNo DST End
* 1942Sunday, April 5, 2:00 amNo DST End
* 1943Sunday, April 4, 2:00 amNo DST End
* 1944Sunday, April 2, 2:00 amNo DST End
* 1945Monday, April 2, 2:00 amSunday, October 7, 3:00 am
1946Sunday, April 14, 2:00 amSunday, October 6, 3:00 am
* 1947Sunday, March 16, 2:00 amSunday, November 2, 3:00 am
1948Sunday, March 14, 2:00 amSunday, October 31, 3:00 am
1949Sunday, April 3, 2:00 amSunday, October 30, 3:00 am
All times are local for London.
*Some or part of this period was on double DST.

Detailed time zone and clock changes in London