Who forgot their panto lines? Script is one of bizarre items in hotel’s lost property

Aylesbury Travelodge
Aylesbury Travelodge

A pantomime script, an iPad and a wedding ring are just some of the bizarre items left behind at Aylesbury’s new Travelodge it has been revealed.

The budget hotel chain has announced some of the items which have made their way to its lost and found and includes a script for neighbours Waterside Theatre’s production of Sleeping Beauty, which concluded on Sunday night.

With Andy Collins, who played Chester the Jester in the festive show, living just around the corner in Broughton it is unlikely to be him. Perhaps former EastEnders star Anita Dobson or Sleeping Beauty herself Holly Brewer mislaid the script?

Whoever it was they won’t be in as much trouble as the person who lost their wedding ring at the recently opened hotel.

An iPad makes up the list of more unusual items left behind but Aylesbury is not alone. Across the UK, some of the more bizarre items include a prenuptial agreement, a set of 24 carat gold Indian Gods, deeds to a £2 million house, a set of exclusive trial yoghurt flavours that have not been launched to the public, a £5,000 Vera Wang wedding dress and a pet tarantula called Hercules.

Spokeswoman for Travelodge, Shakila Ahmed, said: “Each year our lost and found inventory report provides plenty of revelations. It’s evident what a cross section of people stay in our 500 hotels.

“Our 2013 left behind register also reveals how much smart technology has become a part of our everyday lives, as we have had nearly 10,000 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.”