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    :: Thursday, November 03, 2005 ::

    On the level: as the days get shorter, a builder grows gloomier - By Jeff Howell, Telegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom
    As a bricklayer, I have always found it especially annoying, because the end of the day is when you do the pointing-up, which affects the overall appearance of the work. Many's the time I have pointed-up by the light of the van headlights, or other artificial light, and in the morning it never looks as good as you would like.

    The irony is that the man responsible for the changing of the clocks was himself a builder. William Willett (1856-1915), of Chislehurst, South London, campaigned to get the clocks put forward in summer so that people would get up earlier and make better use of the daylight. His 1907 pamphlet - The Waste of Daylight - caused controversy, with the chief critics being, curiously enough, farmers, who are now often opposed to a permanent switch to 'Daylight Saving' Time.
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