DURING the first six weeks of operations, South Western Railway has accumulated thousands of lost property items including an ironing board, leather lounge chair and giant inflatable shark.

The most unusual items that have been left recently include; a Barrister’s wig, an ironing board, A pair of false teeth, a giant inflatable shark, a pirate flag and a giant prize banana, panda and doughnuts from Thorpe Park.

When asked what the most common items of lost property are the list included; umbrellas, coats, wallets and purses, keys, railcards, specs, phones, laptops, shopping bags and drinks bottles.

The firm is now reminding passengers to check that they have taken all their possessions before leaving the train.

Michael Pugh, customer experience manager at Waterloo station (including Lost Property), said: “Our staff from across the network work hard to ensure passengers are reunited with their belongings.

“However, we would encourage everyone to check they have their belongings before they leave our trains.

“Keys, phones and wallets are always such a pain to lose but it’s the sentimental items that really cause problems for passengers.”

Anything lost and found on South Western Railway stations, including items left on other train companies’ services, is sent to an office atLondon Waterloo.

Use the online enquiry form to register a lost item, alternatively, you can call the Lost Property Office on 020 7401 7861 from Monday to Friday 7.30am-7pm.