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Remembering when the clocks didn't go back

The BBC's Andrew Bomford reflects on an experiment to extend British Summer Time (BST) through the year.

Between 1968 and 1971, Britain tested keeping BST all year round. It was called British Standard Time.

"I cannot really see why we should be tied to such a convention... perhaps the idea of abandoning GMT would be like giving up the national anthem," one man said.

  • 26 Oct 2012