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The Royal W: Sandringham Time

One may have heard of this small bit of Royal history before, although a short explanation, it is worth a mention in this series.

King Edward VII came up with the decision of what was known as ST or Sandringham Time. It was The King’s idea to try to make the most out of the winter daylight hours for shooting. Edward VII was keen on shooting and was very passionate about his sport.

The clocks all over the Sandringham Estate were moved ahead by thirty minutes. The King felt this gave a bit more time for to pursue his favourite outdoor activity.

King George V continued the custom but his son, King Edward VIII put an end to the tradition upon his accession in 1936.

Featured photo credit: B Gilmour. via photopin cc

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