WHERE would you find a life size Barbie doll, a box full of company accounts and buckets of fresh flowers? Where else but Travelodge’s lost and found office in Oldham.

The UK’s first budget hotel brand, Travelodge, which has hotels on Broadway and in Chadderton, has revealed some of the interesting items left behind in its 557 UK hotels during the last 12 months.

With nearly 19 million people annually staying in a Travelodge hotel with half of customers being business travellers customers detailed below are some of the other unusual treasures that have been left in Olddham:

• A life size Barbie doll (Oldham)

• A box full of company accounts (Oldham)

• Buckets of fresh flowers (Oldham Chadderton)

• A signed framed photo of the Manchester United football team (Oldham)

• A Manchester tart wedding cake (Oldham Chadderton)

Interestingly, the hotel chain has seen a growing trend in forgetful pet owners.

One animal lover staying at Brighton Seafront Travelodge for a summer break left behind their Blue Eyed Cockatoo called Brexit.

One fashionista forgot her three Butterfly Tail Fish called Kim, Kourtney and Khloe who travel with her as they inspire her fashion designs at London Covent Garden Travelodge. Also a cat show enthusiast was so over joyed that her two Persian cats called Moet and Chandon won best of show that she forgot them at Swindon Central Travelodge.

Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge spokeswoman, said: “We do get a range of fascinating items left behind. This year’s audit includes: a brand new ice-cream van, a jilted groom, an amazing Technicolour Dream Coat, a 5ft teddy bear made of popcorn. a blue eyed Cockatoo called Brexit and even a replica of Megan Markel’s wedding dress.

“Interestingly as we have more business customers staying with us than ever before, we have seen a rise this year in important business papers, valuable items and lucky charms being left behind in our hotels.

“This includes a chest of semi-precious jewels, a rare bottle of vintage champagne, a Coutts cheque book and a 21 year old lucky penny belonging to a chief executive.

"When it comes to why so many customers forget their treasured items, there is one common theme, and that’s living in a fast & furious world.

"Where time is off the essence especially when getting from A to B and therefore valuable possessions are easily being forgotten.”