WHERE would you find a GPS drone, a rail of vintage designer ball gowns, a statue made from screws and a garden in a bottle?

Where else but Travelodge’s Lost and Found offices in Bristol.

The items were found in the firm's hotels in Somerset and Bristol.

Some of the unusual treasures that have been left behind at the company’s hotels locally include:

  • A collection of vinyl records from the 70s, 80s and 90s (Weston-super-Mare Travelodge);
  • A rail of vintage designer ball gowns (Bristol Avonmouth Travelodge);
  • A stained glass window (Bristol Central Mitchell Lane Travelodge);
  • A GPS drone (Bristol Central Travelodge);
  • A pair of Oranda fish called Gin and Tonic (Bristol Avonmouth Travelodge);
  • A gold WW2 Bravery Medal (Bristol Central Travelodge);
  • A statue made from screws (Bristol Emersons Green Travelodge);
  • A business deal (Bristol Severn View M48 Travelodge);
  • A large box full of gift wrapped presents (Highbridge Burnham-on-Sea Travelodge);
  • A garden in a bottle Bristol Filton Travelodge.

Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge spokeswoman, said: “In 2021, following Freedom Day, we welcomed back millions of customers to our 582 UK Travelodge hotels including our 16 hotels in Bristol, and we saw a significant increase in bookings.

"This has led to a range of interesting items being left behind by our customers across our UK hotels.

“When it comes to why so many of our customers forget their treasured items, it’s basically due to us all being time poor, juggling multiple tasks and being in a hurry to get from A to B.

"In the rush, valuable possessions are easily forgotten.”