Mr Wilkinson of Deepcar is quite right.
Between 1969 and 1973, Harold Wilson brought in British Standard Time all year round.
Immediately, middle class mums set about campaigning to return to the old system, because they claimed that children were in danger going to school in the dark.
I could never understand what difference it would make, either going to school on dark mornings or coming home on dark evenings.
I think it was Edward Heath who reversed it, just before the Winter of Discontent.
Perhaps that was what caused people to forget the BST controversy.
France was made to change to German time during the WWII occupation, and they have stuck to it ever since.
Miss VE Norris, Eastern Ave, S2