This book presents a journey back through time to the streets of Georgian and early Victorian Birmingham. Core to this fascinating book are Thomas Underwood’s extremely scarce street views and sketches of Birmingham’s lost and bygone buildings. This publication includes all of the original sketches from both volumes of “The Buildings of Birmingham Past and Present”, digitally re-mastered and art worked. The descriptive, poignant and captivating poems especially created for this publication by Ian Henery, poet laureate for Walsall, add a rich and sometimes nostalgic dimension. In addition there are rare maps such as the recently acquired Survey of the Birmingham Canal Navigations 1864 and period town plans that feature many of the buildings captured in sketch, and a collection of elegant and fascinating manufacturing trade plates, ensuring that the original request – all those years ago, is fulfilled for our future.