Spring is on its way and we all know there's something we need to remember.

That's right, British Summer Time is approaching and none of us want to miss the clocks going forward.

Soon we will have more daylight in the evenings and less in the mornings, allowing us to enjoy those summer nights in the garden with a glass of wine.

In the UK the clocks go forward one hour at 1am on the last Sunday in March. This year that will be March 26.

Why do the clocks change anyway?

The moving of the clocks was first introduced during the First World War by Germany and Austria, and then by the Allies, to save the use of coal, reports the Coventry Telegraph .

It was devised by New Zealand entomologist George Vincent Hudson in 1895.

It was later put forward to Parliament in Britain by keen horse-rider William Willett in 1907.

He saw it as a way of getting up earlier and so having more daylight hours after work.

While the UK has always had daylight savings time since it was first introduced, it came into widespread use across the world during the 1970s because of the energy crisis.

Summer time was designated as law in an Act of Parliament in 1916.

When is the next change after spring?

The next time we have to change our clocks is Sunday, October 29, 2018 at 1am, when we move the clocks back one hour, meaning we get an extra hour in bed.

That means it'll be darker earlier, but lighter in the mornings.

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