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Saturday 20 May 1916 – Double summertime starts in May

Category World War I: The Home Front
The Evesham Journal
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Double summertime starts May 20th/21st. The chief object of this measure at the present time is to reduce the number of hours during which artificial lighting is used in the evenings and so save the nation part of the fuel and oil for lighting and release large quantities of coal which are urgently needed for other purposes arising during the war.