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The clocks go back an hour – Sunday 27 October 2013, 2am

‘If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?’

Time’s winged chariot screeches to an emergency stop and slams into reverse gear for an hour tonight, as the clocks (in the northern hemisphere) do their weird time machine shtick before facing up to the arrival of winter.

Hmm, it does all make us wonder if ol’ Father Time is in denial about winter and tries his utmost to stop it from arriving (perhaps he suffers from SAD?).

But as Shelley (perhaps somewhat mischievously) mused: ‘If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?’

historical newspaper report on The clocks go back an hour

Hull Daily Mail – Saturday 30 October 1948

Image © Local World Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000324/19481030/002/0001

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