London Olympics 2012: Dorset pub where Gold medalist Peter Wilson worked besieged by media

By Michelle Perrett

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The licensee of the pub where Gold medalist Peter Wilson used to work has been inundated by the media in the last few days following his win.

The 25-year-old from Dorset won the London 2012 men’s double trap final at the Royal Artillery Barracks by two shots.

Wilson, had worked in the Poachers Inn, Piddletrenthide, Dorset to help fund his training regime, when funding was withdrawn after the Beijing Olympics.  

Licensee Nigel Tancock took on the pub after Wilson had worked his shifts behind the bar said: “We started getting phone calls yesterday. I have been handing over the phone to the locals who remember him. They have been telling stories of how Wilson, who is very tall, used to knock his head on the low lying bar."

The pub said its car park has been full of TV vans.

“The BBC were here  and when we got back from lunch ITV was here.” added Tancock. "It's a bit of excitement for the locals." 

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