Lola Montes

I recently took a short trip north to meet a friend. On my way home I stopped for the night in Montrose and stayed in the Star Hotel, a former Coaching Inn. In researching the history of this Inn I came across this curious newspaper report from 1858 about one of the housemaids:So if the chambermaid was not ‘Lola Montes’, who was? The following material shares an extraordinary story: