Lost: Glass eye, prosthetic hand and 40-year-old love letter


A GLASS eye, a wedding dress and a collection of designer wigs are just some of the bizarre items which were left in hotel rooms in Chichester last year.

Travelodge customers have proved themselves an eclectic bunch with the list of lost property the company revealed this week.

‘Fast-paced lifestyles’ have been blamed by guests who have left behind costly items at the hotels in central Chichester and Emsworth.

Items include a picnic basket full of caviar and champagne, a suitcase of Mills and Boons romantic books and a trophy.

Other unexpected items on the list were a business plan, an old record player, a business contract and a box of personalised Christmas baubles.

Shakila Ahmed, a spokesperson for Travelodge, explained how such items could have been forgotten.

She said: “This year’s lost and found inventory list has revealed some new unique items being left behind.

“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.”

Some of the more bizarre items found in branches around the UK included a husband, a prosthetic hand, a love letter written

40 years ago, a pug dog

called Dancer, a Coutts cheque book, an antique dolls’ house, a child’s Porsche car, a Star Wars storm trooper outfit and a feng shui aquarium.

Miss Ahmed said the hotel chain’s new modern look

has encouraged a younger crowd to visit which has

led to a higher number of high-tech and business-related items.

The most common items to be found in the Chichester hotel rooms included chargers, mobile phones, e-readers, books, clothes, teddy bears and sat navs.

All items left behind in Travelodge hotels which have not been claimed within three months, are donated to local charity shops.

The hotel could not

confirm whether the items had been reclaimed or if charity shops were

presented with stock including caviar, champagne and a husband.