A HOST of weird and wonderful items have been found in the lost and found offices at the two Travelodges in Bromsgrove.
Bizarre belongings left behind by those staying at the Travelodge by the railway station include a wedding certificate, a collection of dance outfits, flight tickets to Las Vegas, a pair of love birds in a cage, an expensive designer Michael Kors handbag and a garden gate.
And, at the Marlbrook one in the last 12 months, visitors vacating their rooms have forgot to take with them a 4ft birthday card, an engagement cake, a suitcase of outfits for a small dog and a signed Mary Berry cookbook.
The items were named as the company released its 2014 Travelodge list of Bizarre Left Behinds.
Bosses at the hotel chain have also revealed the top ten most popular items that people have forgot to take with them.
They include chargers for mobile phones and other electronic devices, mobile phones, books, laptops, kindles and tablets, pyjamas or clothing, toiletry bags and contents, teddy bears, electric toothbrushes, bags or suitcases and sat navs.
Travelodge spokeswoman Shakila Ahmed said some of the new and unique items left behind, at the hotels nationwide included a Coutts cheque book, an antique dolls house, a child’s Porsche car, a Star Wars stormtrooper outfit and a feng shui aquarium.
“Our 2014 left behind register also revealed how much smart technology has become a part of our everyday lives, as we have had 12,000 tablets and smartphones left behind in our hotels in the last 12 months.
“This is a significant increase from previous years.
“What is becoming evident after speaking to our customers is that the pace of life has become so fast and we are so eager to get from A to B that valuable possessions are easily being forgotten.”