A history board has been installed at a train station.

Thanks to the new board, visitors and commuters at Braintree train station can discover the name of the Celtic tribe which lived in the town before the Romans and how the town earned its wealth.

Community rail officer, Jayne Sumner, said: “We wanted to provide some interesting information about the town to encourage people to explore the area and provide them with food for thought while they wait for trains.

“The area has such a rich and fascinating history and this is a great way to put people in touch with it the minute they arrive by train, providing lots of inspiration about what to see and do.”

The board is funded and installed by Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership in conjunction with Greater Anglia.

Greater Anglia’s community partnerships manager, Paul Haynes, said, “The boards provide a great link between the rail station and the town and are full of interesting information, which makes the station a great start to exploring the town.”

The Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership works with Greater Anglia, Essex County Council and other organisations to help keep rural rail lines thriving for the benefit of communities.