This image taken looking down the Soldiers Memorial Avenue was not taken by J. J. Barnett, but by William Fellowes who operated at D.I.C. Photo. It is quite likely that someone wanted a copy of the image and took it to Barnett to be cop-ied for them. Joe Barnett made his own glass plate negative which appears among the collection.
It was proposed that a living memorial in the form of an avenue of tree be planted.