It is unusual for 'A Swift One' to do birthdays. But this Thursday sees the 70th birthday of one of the stalwarts of the Huddersfield drinking and jazz scene as Denis Simpson reaches the milestone in his usual unassuming manner. He wanted no fuss or bother. In fact he didn't really want anyone to know. So how could this momentous event be marked?
Well, obvious really. Mallinson's have brewed a beer to celebrate. So Denis, happy birthday from all your mates. Just hope you pass the day in the way you deserve - a nice quiet pub, jazz in the background, the Telegraph crossword at hand and a few ticks on the bar. You are one of the best!