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.
During the 1940s some of Leslie Flint's séances were recorded on American-built 'wire' recorders. These machines used reels of fine wire on which sound could be recorded.
The wire recorders were soon replaced by 'open reel' tape recorders, like the one pictured left, 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.
From the early 1970s, when portable cassette recorders became more widely available, many of Flint'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 Flint's supporters and friends; Gwen Vaughan, Aubrey Rose and Reverend Larry Taylor agreed to the creation of The Leslie Flint Educational Trust, with the aim of preserving and promoting Flint's work.
The first Leslie Flint Trust website followed, cassette recordings of Flint'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as recordings are transcribed by hand, with the assistance of volunteers from around the world, and previously unpublished recordings are enhanced and added to the recordings archive.