A replica of Kate Middleton’s wedding dress, a suitcase full of red ties and a bag of ice hockey equipment are just some of the bizarre things left behind by Travelodge customers in Chester during the last 12 months.
The independent hotel chain has revealed some of the interesting items left behind in its 506 hotels across the UK and the list left in the Chester Central hotel continues with a book of handwritten songs and a set of company results that had not yet been published.
Travelodge spokesperson Shakila Ahmed said: “Our 2015 left behind register has revealed that we have become a nation obsessed with smart technology, as we have had a noticeable increase in chargers, tablets and smartphones left behind in our hotels during the last 12 months.
"What is becoming evident after speaking to our customers is that the pace of modern life is fast and furious. We are controlled by time and eager to get from A to B therefore valuable possessions are being forgotten.”
The top ten most popular items left behind in Travelodge hotels during 2015 include chargers for smart mobile phones and electronic devices such as laptops, tablets, mobile phones, Kindles, ties, toiletry bags and contents, teddy bears, sat navs, pyjamas/clothing and books.
All items left behind in Travelodge hotels, which have not been claimed within three months, are donated to local charity shops.
In addition to the examples in Chester, other bizarre items left behind by Travelodge’s leisure and business customers across the country are listed below:
A business contract between two oil companies
A miniature Shetland pony called Pudding
A Swarovski encrusted 5ft wedding cake
Birmingham Newhall Street
A collection of lightsabres in different colours
Cardiff Atlantic Wharf
A prenuptial agreement
Keys to a Bentley
Edinburgh Queen Street
A book of stories written by a ten year called John
A stamp collection that goes back 50 years
A family secret recipe that has passed down five generations for pasta sauce
Manchester Upper Brook Street
A suitcase of Jimmy Choo shoes
Newbury London Road
Cake recipes from The Great British Bake Off TV programme
A diamond tiara
A wedding saree worth £10,000
A collection of Steiff teddy bears worth £5,000
Sunderland High Street West
A collection of prosthetic legs with different shoes