From the Otaki Mail, Wednesday February 24 1926

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Cockrell’s general store and drapery on the corner of Main Street (then part of Mill road) and Matene Street was well-known. It was opened by Frederick Cockrell in the late nineteenth century and carried on for decades by Harold Cockrell, who also opened a store at the railway end of Otaki.

SNIPS AT COCKRELL’S SUMMER SALE
40 in COTTON DRESS GOODS FROM 11½ per yard
36 in LACE CURTAIN NET, 1/5 per yard
LADIES’ ARTIFICIAL SILK AND COTTON HOSE, LIGHT SHADES, 1/6 per pair
LADIES’ ARTIFICIAL SILK AND COTTON HOSE, DARK SHADES, 1/6 per pair
LADIES’ ARTIFICIAL SILK AND COTTON HOSE, BLACK, TAN AND MOLE, 1/- per pair
LADIES’ WHITE SILK BLOUSES, full size, 8/11 each
LADIES’ WHITE MUSLIN BLOUSES, full size, 5/11 each
LADIES’ SILK JUMPERS, ALL ONE PRICE, 8/11
HEAVY QUALITY CREAM TABLE DAMASK, 54 in, 3/2 per yard
MEN’S TWEED SUITS, all one price, 45/-
WHITE TOWELS 1/6 per pair
UNBLEACHED TOWELS, 3/2 per pair

Lots of other bargains at COCKRELL’S

Sale positively ends on Saturday. Don’t get left.