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The Leslie F​lint​ Tr​ust

Promoting the legacy and archive of Independent Direct Voice medium Leslie Flint

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.


Flint conducted séances for individuals and for groups of people. He also participated in large public demonstrations. Many thousands of these séances were recorded on the equipment of the day, - the earliest public demonstration being recorded in 1934.


In 1945 the researcher George Woods was introduced to Flint by Reverend Charles Drayton Thomas - who was chairman of The Temple of Light, where Flint 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 Woods and Greene recorded hundreds of spirit voices, creating their own library of recordings.

Betty Greene and George Woods

Reverend Charles Drayton Thomas with George Woods

and a new 'Brush Soundmirror' tape recorder by Thermionic Products (1948)

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.

Larry Taylor

Flint Trust co-founder

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