Plaque: Bowler plaque - Violin and Bow
Erection date: 1995
This cast-iron roundel is one of 22 - see Bowler's page for more details.
The Bowler booklet describes this as a "Violin", not a viola, though having investigated the differences we learn that, with no clue to size, visually there is no difference. The booklet does not refer to Tertris at all, only the first Yiddish theatre and its founder, the actor Jacob Adler and his troop.
Site: Bowler plaque - Violin and Bow (1 memorial)
E1, Princelet Street, 8
The plaque is the one nearest the camera.
From Jewish East End: "A leaflet published by Tower Hamlets council says this commemorates London’s first Yiddish theatre. The theatre had been located at number 3 Princes Street and I suspect the Council's description is wrong and that it actually commemorates the life of the World famous viola player Lionel Tertis who lived at number 8."
Number 3 is the second house from the west on the north side of the street. The plaque is on the south side just a few metres further to the east, outside the door to number 8, a large 20th century building, all of which supports Jewish East End's theory. We have treated the plaque as if it commemorated both the theatre and Tertis.