Probably named after Dr James Crombie (1857 – March 30, 1918), who was originally from Melrose, in Scotland but lived in Sidcup for 27 years. A pillar of the local community, Crombie was senior partner in the practice of Crombie and Callender. He was professionally involved with the Cottage Hospitals of Sidcup and Cray Valley and with the local Voluntary Aid Detachment hospitals, for military personnel. He was also a Justice of the Peace; chairman of the Foots Cray Urban District Council and of its education committee; chairman of the managers at Longlands School; a founder and secretary of Sidcup Golf Club; a past president and secretary of Sidcup Literary and Scientific Society; and, he was also involved with the work of the RSPCA.
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