|'Willett Built' Putney Property Back On The Market After 60 Years|
Builder William Willett was an early advocate for 'British Summer Time'
Local Estate Agent Warren has a property on it's books that could be someone's 'forever home'. According to zoopla in the past twenty years only four properties on Parkmead have exchanged hands and the last time this property changed ownership is over sixty years ago.
According to Wikipedia; using his own financial resources, in 1907 William published a pamphlet "The Waste of Daylight". In it he proposed that the clocks should be advanced by 80 minutes in four incremental steps during April and reversed the same way during September. The evenings would then remain light for longer, increasing daylight recreation time and also saving £2.5 million in lighting costs. He suggested that the clocks should be advanced by 20 minutes at a time at 2 am on successive Sundays in April and be reversed in September.
July 17, 2020