The Leslie Flint Trust
About the Recordings
About the Recordings
Leslie Flint's mediumship allowed people from the spirit world to communicate in 'living voices' of their own.
The voices were totally independent of Flint himself.
Leslie held séances for individuals and for groups of people. He also participated in public demonstrations.
Over the years many thousands of these séances were recorded on the equipment of the day.
The earliest public demonstration was recorded in 1934. An extract can be heard here.
In 1945 the researcher George Woods was introduced to Flint by the Reverend Charles Drayton Thomas,
the chairman of The Temple of Light, where Leslie was the resident medium.
In 1953 George Woods took Mrs Betty Greene to meet Flint for the first time -
and between them, they began recording Leslie Flint séances for the benefit of others.
Over the next 20 years Mr Woods and Mrs Greene recorded hundreds of spirit voices,
creating their own library of recordings.
During the 1940s some of Leslie Flint's séances were recorded using American-built 'wire' recorders.
These machines used reels of fine wire on which sound could be recorded.
The wire recorders were soon replaced by 'reel to reel' tape recorders, like the one pictured below,
which initially used reels of specially coated paper tape for recording.
The delicate paper tape was improved upon for general use, when reels of 'magnetic tape' became available.
By the early 1970s, as technology improved, more professional upright recorders were used,
which enabled clearer recordings to be obtained.
When portable cassette recorders became more widely available from the early 1970s,
many of Leslie's sitters began to take their own equipment or tapes to record the séances.
Leslie Flint continued with his work until just before his death in 1994
and The Leslie Flint Educational Trust have thousands of these recordings spanning almost 60 years.
They represent the greater proportion of the lifetime's work of Leslie Flint.
In 1995 Leslie's supporters and friends; Gwen Vaughan, Aubrey Rose and Reverend Larry Taylor
agreed to the creation of The Leslie Flint Educational Trust to preserve and promote Leslie's work.
The first Flint Trust website followed, cassette recordings of Leslie's séances were made available for purchase
and the first digitised extracts of séances were shared online.
The bulk of this analogue-to-digital conversion work was done for the Flint Trust by volunteer Jack Terrence Andrews.
The work continues today with the current website, created and maintained by K.Jackson-Barnes,
as recordings are transcribed by hand, with the assistance of volunteers from around the world,
and previously unpublished recordings are enhanced and added to the recordings archive.