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1882 the firm became Messrs. Walter Scott and Co., by the admission of his son, Mr. John Scott, and Mr. J. T. Middleton, his engineer and agent; large undertakings were subsequently carried out by them in all parts of the UK. These included the construction of extensive reservoirs for the Stockton and Middlesbrough Water Board, railways for the Great Eastern Railway Co., including the "Essex" lines to Southend-on-Sea, Maldon, and Burnham-on-Crouch.
1900 Railway contractors 
1900 The Walter Scott company was registered on 4 December, to acquire steel and iron works and collieries, the properties of the Leeds Steel Works, and Walter Scott, both private limited companies.