The Leslie Flint Educational Trust

Promoting the Legacy and Archive of the British Independent Direct Voice Medium Leslie Walter Flint


Leslie Flint Séance Recordings

For over 60 years Mr Leslie Flint worked as a Medium.

As his mediumship developed, he began working as an 'Independent Direct Voice' Medium.

This faculty allowed people from the spirit world to communicate in 'living voices' of their own,
which 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 spirit voice communications for the benefit of others.

Over the next 20 years Mr Woods and Mrs Greene visited Flint and recorded hundreds of spirit voices, 
creating their own library of recordings.

Working together...
Betty Greene (1908-1975) and George Woods (1890-1983)

Reverend Charles Drayton Thomas with George Woods and his new magnetic tape recorder.
(The Brush Soundmirror, Model BK-411: 
produced in the UK from 1948 bThermionic Products.)

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 above,
which initially used reels of specially coated paper tape for recording.

This 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.

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, and cassette recordings of Leslie's séances were made available for purchase
and the first digitised extracts were shared online.

Reverend Larry Taylor
(1931 - 2012)

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 latest website created by K.Jackson-Barnes,
as many of those original recordings are enhanced,
and with the assistance of volunteers from around the world, are transcribed by hand
and previously unpublished recordings are added to the new online recordings archive.