CatPussyfooting around is no longer a problem for Sue Graham and her two Rag Doll cats, Piccolo and Leo, in their home at historic Eshton Hall, near Gargrave!

That’s because Sue and her furry felines – Rags Dolls are an American breed – are benefiting from specialist security provision after winning an intruder alarm system equipped with pet immune sensors in a competition staged by Keybury Fire & Security.

Sue, who runs her own interior plant displays company Tropicana, based in Leeds city centre, said: ’Piccolo and Leo can now have the run of the place day and night without triggering the alarm system. It’s a extremely handy facility as far as I’m concerned.’

She bought the library apartment following the redevelopment of Eshton Hall, originally built in 1830 as the seat for Skipton’s first MP Sir Mathew (correct) Wilson, Bart.

Records show that Charlotte Bronte was a regular visitor to the library, which housed 10,000 books and was the biggest private library in Europe. Original bookcases have been retained in the redevelopment project.

Keybury Fire & Security, which has offices in Keighley, Skipton, Ilkley and Harrogate, ran the competition for visitors to its stand at this year’s Gargrave Show. The group continues to win new intruder and fire alarm, and CCTV business, across its operational heartlands.