Alexander Masterton (1870-1956)
Butcher in Stenhousemuir
Alexander Masterton was president of the Stirling Master Butchers' Association during World War II.
Alexander Masterton was the son of Alexander Masterton, foreman smith with the Carron Iron Company, and his second wife Agnes Whyte. He is one of the group of Mastertons that originated in the Culross area. Details of his extended family can be found at this link.
SPEEDIE BROTHERS (LTD.), in conjunction with MACDONALD, FRASER, & Co. (LTD.), held at Stirling yesterday their annual show and sale of all classes of fat sheep and pigs, when the numbers forward were 611 fat sheep and 28 fat pigs. Fat sheep were an exceptionally fine lot both as regards numbers and quality, many prime fed lots of hoggets being on offer. The judges were Messrs James Cullens, Stirling; A. Masterton, Stenhousemuir; and A. Paton, Glasgow, and the following are their awards:-....
25th March, 1927
STIRLING MASTER BUTCHERS.- Stirling Master Butchers' Association, at the annual meeting yesterday, discussed the question of closing shops on Wednesdays of each week with the object of conserving meat supplies for the public at the week-end. The opinion was expressed that if there were to be meatless days the public would rather have them in the middle of the week, but it was pointed out that in Denny last week the first distribution of supplies to the butchers took place on Wednesday. Another argument advanced for closing was that as members of the staff were engaged in fire-watching it was fair that they should have a day off in the week. In view of the difficulty of securing unanimity, and as the Association had no power to make a compulsory order on memebrs, it was decided to take no action and to leave members to make their own arrangements. Mr A. Masterton, Larbert, was re-elected president, and Mr James Cullens, Stirling, was appointed secretary.
20th February, 1941