Clocks go forward this coming weekend
Forward in March, back in October.
This year the clocks go forward on Sunday 31st March to mark the beginning of British Summertime. Which is also Mother's day, bad luck there. So those of us who get up early in the week will notice the lack of light in the morning whilst day light will stretch past 7 pm in the evenings.
Changing the clocks goes back like many things to war time. The Germans first, then the British followed to make the most of daylight working hours and reduce coal consumption.