Strong and Stable: the Animatronic Monk of Llangollen

Strong and Stable reaches the parts other posts can’t reach or are frightened to go. Mad and very funny.


If you haven’t met him before, John Porthlock, has been a long-term feature of Llangollen Museum and, before that, in the Summer House at Valle Crucis Abbey. He is fully bilingual and has a distinctive story to tell. He is one of a pair: there is another animatronic religious at Bangor-on-Dee.

John Porthlock in Llangollen Museum

During the UK General Election, John kept on writing and talking to his constituents at every opportunity. He worked tirelessly lobbying to maintain a strong and stable government. His scintillating personality and conservative policies have wowed the voters. The press rubbished his opponents and celebrated his visionary stance. Following the popular vote, he will be working to form of a viable  government, only stopping to allow fans to take selfies with him.

Did he get any votes? Not really. However, that won’t stop John charting a certain course and reiterating the same mantra every…

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