Jerry Booth had been partner with Len Fairclough for three years between 1965 and 1968, and during this time the business operated as Fairclough and Booth. Jerry left Weatherfield following his divorce from Myra, and upon his return three years later in 1971, he found that Len was now working with Ray Langton under a new business name - Fairclough and Langton. Len had also demolished 15 Mawdsley Street to expand the yard.
Len and Ray were happy to employ Jerry as a labourer in 1972, though he felt underappreciated for his duties. He rescued them from financial ruin a year later, and suggested that Fairclough and Booth be re-established. It was later decided that the three men would form an equal partnership.
Following Jerry's death in 1975, the business name reverted to Fairclough and Langton.