When do the clocks go back in 2014 for Prestonians?

Posted on - 8th October, 2014 - 8:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News
An iconic Preston clock

An iconic Preston clock Pic: Tony Worrall

The clocks go backwards an hour in the Autumn as daylight saving time comes in.


The switch in October marks the end of British Summertime, which we moved to in late March.

The clocks change because we want to make the most of the light.

The clocks officially go back at 2am on Sunday 26 October 2014.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service are asking Prestonians to check their smoke alarm when they change their clocks.

The tick tock test will check if the batteries are still ok in your alarm.

Chris Kenny, Chief Fire Officer of Lancashire said: “Smoke alarms are a well-proven life saving tool, but they are no use if they are not working. You are at least four times more likely to die in a fire if you don’t have a working smoke alarm, so taking the time to test the smoke alarms in your home could be a truly life saving decision.

“The clock change weekend can act as a great reminder to test your smoke alarms – so over the weekend of 25-26 October test yours when you change the clocks.”

What’s your routine for changing the clocks in your house? Who does it? Let us know in the comments below

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