A vestige of the strong Irish presence in Norwood that began to fade in the 1990s.
On another note, the font used on the awning is called Algerian. It is all over the city, and everywhere else, and is used by every type of business imaginable. I see it at least half a dozen times every day. It's far too ornate and specific for such broad use. SO STOP IT, PEOPLE. This Flickr group sums up my feelings nicely.